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With patented technology and award winning design, Simrad provides you full control of the actions that take place at the bottom. Mounted on a bottom trawl, pelagic trawl or purse seine, this sensor will provide the important information when you need it!
Bottom trawl: If your trawl lifts off the bottom, this may cause fish to escape, and hence reduce the catch. This sensor will detect this, and allow you to trim your equipment for perfect balance.
Pelagic trawl: On a pelagic trawl, this sensor proves very useful when the trawl moves downwards. It will let you know immediately if the foot rope touches bottom.
Purse seine: When you work with a purse seine, you need to know when the seine reaches the bottom. This sensor will let you know. once it happens.
Danish seine: Used on a Danish seine, the sensor will let you know when the net has a stable bottom contact, and when it is time to haul.
Scientific research: During scientific surveys, an exact definition of towed distance with proper ground gear contact is an essential parameter in bottom trawl swept area estimates of fish abundance. Using a Bottom Contact sensor will reduce errors in this key parameter.