Biodegradable and tagged nets save fish and marine life

Traditional fishing nets take millennia to break down, and they’re often discarded into the ocean where they unnecessarily kill helpless marine life. Now an engineering student has come up with a biodegradable fishing net that can be tracked as well. The nets are affixed with RFID tags so that fisherman can keep better track of their nets. To make the nets biodegrade specific polymer would be added to the plastic so it breaks down completely in natural environments. Though still in the design phases, the idea just received the prestigious James Dyson Award.

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Biodegradable and tagged nets save fish and marine life

Traditional fishing nets take millennia to break down, and they’re often discarded into the ocean where they unnecessarily kill helpless marine life. Now an engineering student has come up with a biodegradable fishing net that can be tracked as well. The nets are affixed with RFID tags so that fisherman can keep better track of their nets. To make the nets biodegrade specific polymer would be added to the plastic so it breaks down completely in natural environments. Though still in the design phases, the idea just received the prestigious James Dyson Award.

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