Field testing& proof
During the initial stages of engineering and design, the newly formulated plastic trap passed, and in most cases exceeded the engineering expectations in the simulations and software testing. A great amount of time and effort was spent on research, design, and engineering before proceeding to the patent stages.
Once the design was patented it immediately went to full-scale, hands-on prototype field-testing.
With the full support of DFO (Department of Fisheries and
Like-for-like testing was conducted using a plastic trap in conjunction with a wire trap.
Two separate trawls were made with two traps on each, one wire and one plastic. Each of these 2 trawls was set in a different location. All traps were baited identically with the same bait type and quantity of bait. Testing was conducted in various locations, water
The data speaks for itself.