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Backup Buoy

Gives the fisher a chance to locate lost gear and remove it from the ocean
Supports biodegradable and electronic release mechanism

Escape Hatch

This electronically controlled hatch ends ghostfishing from traps and pots
Using electronic release mechanism
Fishing gear is expensive. Spare the need to replace lost gear by having a backup buoy on your trap that deploys when it is lost.
We develop products for securing fishing gear.

Our main product is a floatation buoy that is mounted on crab and lobster pots. If a pot is lost, the buoy, which is attached to the trap, will after some time unspool itself and float to the surface. The gear can be hauled from the ocean.

RESQUNIT ETR

Electronic Time Release
Reserve Buoy with Electronic Time Release (ETR) mechanism
The backup buoy will release after X number of days uninterrupted soak time. High predictability release increases chance for locating the buoy and recover the trap.

Why use RESQUNIT?
Disarming lost fishing gear today requires tedious maintenance and replacement procedures regularly. The most common solutions are biodegradable and corrosive mechanisms. 

Resqunit ETR is a maintenance free and is designed to be self-operated, meaning that after being installed, no user interactions are needed.

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Release time:
Customizable (hours, days)
Rope length options:
50m (default), 100m, 150m
Rope strength:
100 kg (*)
Operation-mode:
Resets when trap is pulled
Battery:
5 years (Non-rechargeable)
*) The RESQUNIT's rope may be used as guideline for grapple for hauling heavy gear.
Electronic lock
This is the lock-mechanism that will release the buoy after given time. Time-setting is customizable.
Predictability is crucial for locating and retrieving lost gear. An ETR-based configuration will release the buoy and open the trap in a preset number of days, as opposed to up to 4 years with today's regulated solutions
"Our product will ensure quick recovery of lost traps, so the fishermen can continue fishing with full force."
The economic harm caused to fishers also includes the loss of the gear itself. In one crab fishery in British Columbia, annual replacement of lost gear costs the fishery over US$ 490,000.
A biodegradable cotton-twine holds the yellow reserve-buoy in place. If submerged for a longer time, the twine dissolves and the yellow buoy will be released.

RESQUNIT

Biodegradable release
The basic and easy-to-use backup buoy for fishing traps - with biodegradable release mechanism
If a trap is lost (buoy cut, got dragged, etc.) the RESQUNIT mounted to the trap will release its yellow buoy as its cotton twine dissolves. The buoy, which is attached to the trap, will unspool itself and float to the surface - the gear can now be recovered.

Even heavy gear can be hauled as the RESQUNIT wire may be used as a guide for a 5/8 inch line with grapple, sliding down to the fishing gear to be rescued.

Avoid ghost fishing while gear is lost: Behind the yellow buoy you may cut a circular escape hole. This is optional and may follow regulations in some countries or regions.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Twine dissolve time:
Approx 100 days (*)
Rope length options:
50m (default), 100m, 150m
Rope strength:
100 kg (*)
Diameter frame:
256 mm / 10 inches
Diameter buoy:
189 mm / 7.44 inches
*) Dissolvement time may vary due to the variance in salinity, currents, sunshine, etc. We recommend new cotton-twine every season.

**) The RESQUNIT's rope may be used as guideline for grapple for hauling heavy gear.
6.4 million tonnes of marine debris is added to the world’s oceans every year, of which around 10 percent is lost of abandoned fishing gear.

ESCAPE HATCH

Standalone Escape Hatch with ETR. 
The end of ghost-fishing!
Maintenance free escape mechanism opens up the trap after 14 days (default) uninterrupted soak time. Trap opens using Electronic Time Release.

Escape Hatch disarms lost traps and traps in «wet storage»
To continue fishing, simply press the hatch to a closed position.

Disarming lost fishing gear today requires tedious maintenance and replacement procedures regularly. The most common solutions are biodegradable and corrosive mechanisms. 

Resqunit Escape Hatch is maintenance free and is designed to be self- operated, meaning that after being installed, no user interactions are needed.

Predictability is key: An ETR-based configuration will open lost cages in a preset number of days, as opposed to up to four years with today's regulated solutions.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Overall width x height
190 x 227 mm
Hatch opening width x height:
160 x 160 mm
Release time:
Customizable (hours, days)
Operation-mode:
Resets when trap is pulled
Battery:
5 years (Non-rechargeable)
Depths supported:
350 meters
Diameter buoy:
189 mm / 7.44 inches
The Resqunit Escape Hatch fits all fishing traps
A brilliant result of our multipurpose ETR padlock system. 
Lessen the burden for fishing industry.
An estimated 160,000 blue crab traps were lost every year in the Chesapeake Bay in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the eastern US between 2004 and 2008

ETR

Electronic Time Release
Electronic Time Release (ETR)
The Electronic Time Release is designed as a multipurpose release mechanism, having a wide range of applications in different industries.

The ETR operates as a padlock that automatically opens after a specified time.

RESQUNIT ETR is "self-aware", sets/resets without any user interactions. and has a lifespan of five years.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Release time:
Customizable (hours, days)
Depths supported:
350 meters
Battery:
5 years (Non-rechargeable)
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