Cell Phones are Finding Lost Fishing Gear
West coast fishermen are bounty hunting for lost crab gear using their cell phones. The goal is get the ropes, buoys and anchors out of the water so they don’t entangle whales. Nearly 50 whales were taken there last year in the region’s Dungeness crab fisheries.
California fishermen created the retrieval project last year along with the Nature Conservancy to use their cell phone’s GPS and simple software to pinpoint lost gear. Washington and Oregon quickly followed.
“They are using their cell phones to not only take a picture not only of evidence...
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