R3-DS was recently awarded a NOAA R&D contract to develop and demonstrate a prototype for our Fish Trap Extension Kit (FTEK). The FTEK was previously featured in a December 2016 Mongabay article, and will provide an environmentally friendly way to trap invasive lionfish.
R3-DS was featured in a Mongabay article posted today. The article describes our Fish Trap Extension Kit (FTEK), along with several other researchers and technologies focused on reducing the numbers of invasive lionfish in U.S. waters.
R3-DS recently completed a NOAA R&D contract to demonstrate the feasibility of our Fish Trap Extension Kit (FTEK) concept. The FTEK is an electromechanical device that will extend the capabilities of the commercial traps and convert them from indiscriminate traps into “smart traps” capable of specifically targeting lionfish. It will be used as an environmentally friendly solution for trapping large numbers of lionfish without bycatch.