Being Buoyant - Dealing with Ghost Fishing in Recreational Trap Fisheries
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In all of the world’s seas, oceans, and waterways, fishing gear is continually lost and discarded. As a result, animals become captured, only to die from starvation, predation, cannibalism, disease, or poor water quality. When caught animals die, they, in turn, attract scavengers, thus creating a cycle of death. This diploma is the result of exploring what can be done in the near future, to the causes and effects related to ghost fishing in Norway. With our proposal of a trap; purposefully created to prevent its loss, we hope to be part of a much-needed solution. The concept includes preventative measures beyond the product itself, but when, however, bad luck strikes; the trap will reliably self-surface and release its captives, ensuring it stays off the bottom and remains with its owner.