Var Fishermen are Testing New Beacons to Hunt for Waste at Sea

 

It is therefore on boats of 12 meters maximum, with one or two fishermen on board, that the small beacons, connected to the new network of Kinéis nanosatellites, are moored. More precisely on “the signal”, a bamboo pole and its flag which marks the presence of lines or longlines.
“We decided to test these beacons because we want to set an example. We are the most respectful fishermen of marine flora and fauna, the least polluting compared to large trawlers. The sea becomes a garbage can, it must stop ”, proclaims Pierre Morera, native of Marseilles, 55 years old, president of the Var fisheries committee, which for fifteen years has crisscrossed the waters opposite the island of Porquerolles, since small port of La Londe-les-Maures.Versatile and bringing a maximum of 20 kg of sea bream, sea bream, cuttlefish, swordfish, lobsters or bluefin tuna at the end of their lines or traps, some Var fishermen will be equipped with a tablet, itself connected to the Kieis system. “Offshore, the GSM telephone network no longer works and we don’t have the Internet. We are currently testing the effectiveness, and then we will move on to the prototype phase with the CLS teams, ”says Morera. In addition to the beacons attached to the longlines, another prototype, the shape and size of a rugby ball, will be tested on the nets of small trawlers. In the event of loss or stall due to another boat, the net will be located. All that’s left is to get it back.

 

 

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It is therefore on boats of 12 meters maximum, with one or two fishermen on board, that the small beacons, connected to the new network of Kinéis nanosatellites, are moored.

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