development projects

We base our business model on our own research and development. All research are in cooperation with world leading scientists and institutes: Institute of Norwegian Marine Research, NOFIMA, Kongsberg Maritime and Merinov Institute in Québec. Together we are developing methods for sustainable fisheries and tools for sensoring and tracking. The result of our research will be produced and distributed to the fishing industry where applicable.

TRAP TECHNOLOGY

Innomars trap technology consist of smart fishing traps produced in various sizes for both the professional market and the leisure market. The traps are designed for easy transportation, stackable and easy to use. The main goal with our traps is to meet the demand for responsible fishing with less environmental footprint and a better resource management. The technology is patented.

Furthermore we are developing sensor technology for catch monitoing and trap surveillance, sending wireless information of the catch to the surface and further to a cloud base. This enables  the fisherman to monitor his catch on a mobile device hence optimize the fishing operation.

The projects are supported by the Norwegian Research Council, EIC green deal, The Norwegian Directorate of Fishery and Innovation Norway.

STATIONAIRY TRAPS

Our stationary trap concept is a new and high tech fishing technology that will work passive and autonomous. The traps may be placed near fish farms, offshore wind power installations and other vulnerable areas. This technology is an important contribution to make fisheries and fish farms more sustainable.  

SUBMERCIBLE FISH FARM

Innomars submercible fishfarm is based on technology from the oil and gas tension leg production platforms. We have adapted some of the basics and designed this to a submersible fish cage where the salmon would be introduced without being contaminated by lice. The system is taking care of waste and will contribute to a cleaner way of salmon and trout harvesting.

The project is depending on development quotas and is a patent pending project.

ghost fishing

Ghost fishing is a global problem where fishing gear are lost at sea and represent a danger for life under water. Every year lost fishing nets and traps kills 600 000 mammals and pollute over 500 000 tonnes. Unfortunately most of the lost gear is manufactured of plastic rawmaterial which is not easily degradeable.

Innomar takes this seriously and make our traps with an escape mechanism which opens the trap if it should be lost, and larger traps will be equipped with traceable sensors. Our technlology will contribute to less environmental impact.

500000

tons lost fishnets every year

950

kg lost fish nets every minute

1650

sea mammals killed every day

500000

tons lost fishnets every year

950

kg lost fish nets every minute

1650

sea mammals killed every day

Source: FAO and World Animal Protection