Crab Tracking to Improve Fishery Management
66% voyage cost reduction
Improved divers' safety
More frequent data collected
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is dedicated to supporting coastal communities
OTN also support fisheries managers, and policy makers around the globe through science. In Nova Scotia, snow crabs are commercially very important and play an important role in the ecosystem.
OTN were looking to better their research in crab behaviour
Traditional tagging methods rely on static receivers on the ocean floor
OTN wanted to develop a better understanding of crabs movements and behavior. Traditional tagging methods for these mobile undersea animals relied on static receivers on the ocean floor and even mo...