The Hague University of Applied Sciences-THUAS

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Sonar Sphere

Each year over eight million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans, 46% of which is fishing gear.

Fishing nets are key among this waste as they entangle, trap and suffocate marine life. Sonar Sphere is a lightweight, compact addition to the commercial fisherman’s net that makes it impossible for them to be lost. Its bright orange colour gives it high visibility, while its perfectly spherical shape, thick walls and hollow body make it extremely reflective to sonar waves, allowing fishermen to track the net by using commercial sonar devices. The product is made of re-purposed nylon from recycled fishing nets and is fully recyclable.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences-THUAS

WEBSITE

swinburne.edu
  • Email

Sonar Sphere

Each year over eight million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans, 46% of which is fishing gear.

Fishing nets are key among this waste as they entangle, trap and suffocate marine life. Sonar Sphere is a lightweight, compact addition to the commercial fisherman’s net that makes it impossible for them to be lost. Its bright orange colour gives it high visibility, while its perfectly spherical shape, thick walls and hollow body make it extremely reflective to sonar waves, allowing fishermen to track the net by using commercial sonar devices. The product is made of re-purposed nylon from recycled fishing nets and is fully recyclable.

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