Brush hour: ROV shortlisted for Nor-Fishing award

(08/07/19)

A self-propelled subsea robot that is designed to reduce net fouling by automatically cleaning nets up to 12 times a day has been nominated for this year’s Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award.

The NetRobot X2, designed by Mørenot, is designed to be put on a clean net to ensure it never develops biofouling – thus improving fish welfare by improving oxygen flows and removing the need for periodic cleaning – the detritus from which can irritate the gills of the fish.

“We see that the flushing [blasting the biofilm off nets] is bad for the environment because of.................................................................


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