National experts workshop in Poznan, Poland

 Different types of RFID tags that can be used to locate lost fishing nets.

Different types of RFID tags that can be used to locate lost fishing nets.

Together with the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (ILiM), WWF Poland organized a meeting regarding the fishing gear tagging within the radio-frequency identification technology (RFID).

RFID uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to the objects. The tags contain electronically stored information and collect energy from a nearby RFID reader’s interrogating radio waves.

During the workshop, the participants discussed the possibility of using this passive technology in the fishing gear tagging as a contribution that can lead to less nets being lost in the future. The ILiM will provide 3 different prototypes of tags that will be tested in cooperation with fishermen from Poland.

The idea of the RFID passive system might be a solution that would allow to easily identify lost nets and to find its owner.