Innovators: Researchers


Strong synergies and collaboration between the private sector, academia, research institutes and government are key to the success of the OceansAdvance ocean technology cluster. The following are some examples:

Marine Institute Develops Snow Crab Escape Mechanism

by oa on May 6, 2011

The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources at the Marine Institute developed a rigid escape mechanism to reduce the capture of juvenile snow crabs (under 95 mm). Comparative fishing experiments conducted by the Centre showed that traps fitted with escape mechanisms caught up to 47 per cent less juvenile crab compared to traditional traps, depending on the area and season. The device, which is being manufactured by AAA Tony’s Fisheries Solutions, is being used by 132 harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read more.