Undersized fish that are thrown overboard usually die. From 2019, fishers will be required to land these unsaleable fish, reducing their revenue. For their Bachelor’s graduation project, Industrial Design Engineering students developed solutions for the landing obligation problem. For example, Francoise Linke and Sjoerd Kruimer applied modern technology for selecting fish on the seabed, leaving the smaller fish alone. Carlijn Geerse took a different approach: building breeding systems for the undersized fish in offshore wind farms. Shanon de Jong chose to focus on passive fishing, in which bait attracts fish to a trough from which the larger ones cannot escape.
More on the projects: bit.ly/IOvissen