Crabbers Use Cell Phones to Find Lost Gear
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch.
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.
California fishermen created the retrieval project 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 of what the buoy looked like...
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