MORE CATCH PER EFFORT

FOR PRAWN FISHERIES

Find out more about Optitog's energy efficient herding of prawn with zero seafloor contact

The profitability of wild prawn harvesting has been

held back by the high energy consumption

of conventional fishing gear.

Optitog solves this problem

 

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Our unique Virtual Trawl herds prawn off the seafloor using patented light beam technology.  Used in place of a conventional trawl,

the Virtual Trawl delivers a pure catch of prawn with less towing resistance.

COST SAVING
  • Does away with trawl-doors and ground gear - ~30% of towing resistance is caused by trawl-doors and ground resistance.
     

  • Reduces cost associated with unwanted bycatch - new regulations require fisheries to bring the bycatch to shore and count it against quotas.

RISK REDUCTION
  • Eliminates risk of loss of markets due to criticism of seafloor habitat damage - Virtual Trawl has less than 0.5% bottom contact when towing 30cm off the bottom.
     

  • Potentially unaffected by bans on bottom trawling.

SUSTAINABILITY
  • Drastically reduced fuel consumption reduces CO2 emissions - catching prawn with a conventional trawl releases up to 10 kg of CO2 per kg of edible catch.
     

  • Better utilization of the resource - saves bycatch and eliminates damage to escape fish and the seafloor habitat.

 

MEET OPTITOG

With its headquarters in Iceland, Optitog is focused on next-generation fishing gear technology - bringing fishing gear into the 21st century.

We address the high unmet need for fast and substantial improvement of fishing gear efficiency.

Our team combines decades of engineering experience and R&D expertise in the fishing gear industry.

OUR COLLABORATORS

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GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you.  Send us a message or give us a call.

info[at]optitog.com

Tel: (+354) 847 5808