Active Fishing Systems
Active Fishing Systems, based in Cape Town South Africa, specializes in the development and manufacture of
fishing gear and systems which:
are more environmentally friendly
promote sustainable fishing practices
provide a cost benefit and return to the fisherman
reduce fishing effort.
Its products are based on its own innovations as well as on client requests. Typical of these are:
The Active Trawl System - the new generation “control at the
door end of the warps” trawl system which makes use of
innovative Variable Thrust Vector Devices in place of
conventional trawl doors.
Its constrained off-seabed operation as well as the design intent
significantly reduce environmental damage. Precise control of
the magnitude and direction of the forces generated by these
devices results in a degree of control over the trawl gear and the
fishing operation not possible with any other conventional or
computer-trawl system currently in use. As the generated forces
are constantly adjusted to match the trawl gear requirement,
less power is needed which equates to lower operating costs.
Anti-depredation device - The “My-Fishi Shuttle” is a hard
cage-type structure which can be clipped onto the longline. It
strips the fish off the hooks and stores them in a containment
section where they are fully protected from depredation
attacks by Orcas and other whales. The Shuttle can be
configured to suit most longline systems and can also be
specifically tailored for a particular target species.
The My-Fishi Shuttle does not harm the Orcas and other
whales in any way.
The Deep Troller - clipped to a fishing line, it
oscillates the lure between two pre-set adjustable
depths, enlarging the troll envelope. The minimum
depth can be set to prevent accidental hooking of
Now with electronic control and 10 unique
Tunaware - Tunaware and TunaLite display the information needed for an efficient fishing operation, in a clear and
ergonomic manner. They also compute and indicate to the fishermen when to attach the branchlines, floats and buoys
to the mainline, as well as to provide a control signal to the line setter. As the hooks can be set within a narrow depth
band to suit the target species, accidental bycatch of endangered species can be reduced.
Enquiries from interested role players, fishermen, manufacturers, organizations, institutions, regulators and
investors in connection with collaboration/participation in the above projects are most welcome and will be
treated with confidentiality.
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