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Ropeless Fishing
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SMELTS Incorporated ropeless gear can increase the efficiency of your crustacean fishing, open access to new locations while preventing poaching and prop fouling.

SMELTS Incorporated gear attaches directly to your fishing pots and settles all gear on the seafloor. With no vertical lines or persistent surface buoy your gear will avoid being swayed by waves and currents, avoid poaching and avoid prop-foul event.  With tracking technology attached to these units fishermen and regulators will be able to see this gear subsea and prevent gear over lay and be able to track gear for financial strength in ownership and enforcement of fishing.

No vertical lines in the water means financial strength to the industry by supporting good fishing stewardship and health of the habitat for marine life to live and travel freely.

Gear Location Strategies

Worldwide & Local: Surface & Sub-Surface location technologies for the 21st century

SMELTS Incorporated has developed technology and partnered with US vendors to bring the best of surface and subsurface location tools to the consumer market. SMELTS Incorporated gear uses active and passive strategies built into the lift bags and GPS asset tracking, Radio transmission/location systems and active sonar sounding systems are now within range of commercial & recreational fishermen. This technology package will give new opportunities and confidence for commercial and sport fishermen and regulators.

Custom solutions are available focusing on market specific opportunities.

Aquaculture  Systems
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SMELTS Incorporated has developed a new unit for the aqua culture industry.

Now fishers of clams, oysters, mussels, seaweed and more! can take advantage of a new tool to aid them in good ocean stewardship that is completely ropeless.  ​

Research & Underwater Recovery 
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Lift ocean debris, research equipment and derelict gear.

Lift and recover gear from the depths. Every year, throughout US waters, tens of thousands of crab and lobster traps are lost causing financial loos to the fishermen and litter the sea floor. Derelict gear removal and subsea salvage can now be performed remotely utilizing an ROV with SMELTS Incorporated systems. Reduce ocean debris for business or do your part to protect our beautiful oceans.

The rugged, ocean tested SMELTS Incorporated ropeless lift bag systems can be designed to provide many ranges of lift capacity required for your fishing or conservation needs.

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