Biodegradable Pot & Trap
Since 2004, Korean scientists have developed and tested the Shrimp pot, Octopus pot, Red snow crab trap, Swimming crab trap, Conger eel tubular.
Molded products injected by mixing several kinds of biodegradable polymer. show the same physical properties as polyethylene. In the case of traps, non-degradable nylon gear and biodegradable gear show exactly the same catch rates.
The design of the traps and pots is completely different from country to country. This may be due to the different marine environments in the country and the different sizes and characteristics of fish species. It also differs in the form of fishing by fishermen. So, it is unclear whether the results will necessarily be the same as those of Korea. However, I can confidently recommend biodegradable Trap & Pot based on the most successful experimental results.
Not all parts of Trap & Pot have been replaced with biodegradable materials. Still, the steel part has to find a way. Biodegradable polymers have been developed in the form of thin films such as disposable plastic bags, straws, compost bags, and mulch films. Therefore, it has not yet had properties that can replace steel. There is a reason why iron materials are used because they have to be submerged in the sea. In addition, such elasticity is required because the pot is folded like a spring and then unfolds.
However, if Scientists have the spirit of challenge when they first made biodegradable phrases, they will find a solution.