UK tech helps solve the ghost gear crisis

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Technology developed in the UK is set to help address the significant costs and environmental harm caused by lost fishing nets

Figures suggest that up to one million tonnes of fishing gear is lost each year at a cost of around £2 billion.

Created by Succorfish, MyGearTag uses tiny modems to find nets, pots and traps over a range of up to three kilometres. Each unit is made entirely from recycled fishing nets and weighs just half a kilo.

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