Smart Gear Winners 2014

WWF, in partnership with industry leaders, scientists and fishers, launched the International Smart Gear Competition in 2004. Designed to inspire creative thinkers, Smart Gear is a call for innovative ideas that have practical applications for fishing “smarter”—for increasing selectivity for target fish species and reducing bycatch. The winners for 2014 include:

2014 Winner: Air Powered Sampling for Purse Seine Fisheries
2014 Runner-Up: Super Poly Shark
2014 Runner-Up: FRESWIND
Special Bycatch Reduction in Tuna Fisheries Prize: Seabird Saver