Saildrones set out to monitor fish stock along West Coast

Two little orange robot ships sailed out on the tide from Neah Bay, Wash., on Tuesday on a mission to monitor fish stocks along the West Coast. The project will gather data on fish populations managed jointly between Canada and the U.S. to see if the robot vessels, called Saildrones, can potentially replace larger, manned research ships. “This is the quintessential figuring out how many fish there are in the sea, so we can set fishing levels that are sustainable in the long term,” ….
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