Smart buoys used to identify tuna species

Satlink smart buoy

The Spanish tuna fleet is pioneering a new initiative to use more than 1,500 smart buoys to help ensure catch is targeted at species with healthy stock levels

The ‘SelecTuna’ project is a collaboration between the Organisation of Associated Producers of Large-scale Freezer Tuna Vessels and tech firm Satlink.

It will see the buoys, which can differentiate between tuna species, deployed in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

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