Deep Trekker explains how its Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) can safely assist in reducing marine debris to improve the safe navigation of fishing grounds and help restore the health of open water ecosystems.
Ghost fishing has severe economic and environmental consequences. Deep Trekker’s Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), paired with the The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) preventative strategies can safely assist in reducing marine debris, improving the safe navigation of fishing grounds and helping to restore the health of fragile open water ecosystems.
The DTG3 ROV and REVOLUTION ROV are easy to use, portable and built to last in harsh open water environments. Deep Trekker has integrated a patented pitching system into it for maximum maneuverability. With the optional grabber claw, Abandoned, Lost or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear (ALDFG) can even be recovered with the Deep Trekker ROV.
Piloting a unit and surveying images is easy using the handheld controller with a built-in video display. The 330-degree field of view provided by the internal HD camera can be viewed in real time or fed to another monitor or DVR.
Deep Trekker’s article Ghost Fishing 101: Everything you need to know covers:
- What is Ghost Fishing?
- How Much Fishing Gear is Lost?
- Causes of Ghost Fishing
- Ghost Fishing Initiatives
- Underwater Drones or ROVs for Ghost Fishing Gear Retrieval