ARC-1XD Acoustic Release in Rope-less Lobster & Crab Fishery, New South Wales. Desert Star's Acoustic Release (ARC-1XD) is in increasing use in the 'ropeless pot fishery', keeping the buoys used for the recovery of a crab or lobster pod submerged on the sea floor until remote commanded by the fishing boat. Developed through an effort by the NSW (Australia) government and fishers, ropeless fishing benefits the fisher by providing reliable on-demand access to traps, free of concerns of trap or catch loss due to shipping (buoy rope cut by propellers), theft, vandalism or weather. It avoids depletion of the target fishery by preventing ongoing 'ghost fishing' of lost traps. And, it ends the obstacle course of vertical buoy lines in the water column, which are a major entanglement and survival hazards for whales,turtles and other marine species. The ARC-1XD based ropeless fishing system is in commercial use since 2013. See http://www.desertstar.com/page/arc-1xd for more details.
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