Name of product/ project: SafetyNet
Country: Great Britain
Designer: Dan Watson
Company: SafetyNet Technologies


SafetyNet is an innovative trawling system that ensures only marketable fish are caught. This innovation negates the issue of ‘unmarketable’ by-catch fish that are thrown back dead into the sea (over 7 million tons every year). Lights integrated into the fishing net allow for the segregation of fish by age (size) and species. SafetyNet Technologies is continuing its research into how light can segregate fish and is applying this knowledge to create sophisticated LED systems in order to help fishermen catch the right fish and make the fishing industry safer and more sustainable.