SYSTEM SET UP & COMPONENTS
The Seinemaster provides answers by attaching small, robust sensors to the seine. All information is transmitted to the vessel wirelessly.
Sensors are installed just below the corkline and on the leadline. Just one sensor on the leadline provides depth of the seine, sink rate and range to the leadline. Up to three sensors can be added to the leadline.
Alignment sensors can also be installed just below the corkline. These sensors calculate the alignment of the corkline with the leadline. This information is invaluable to ensuring fish do not escape.
A system consists of shipboard equipment (command unit, computer and hydrophone) that communicate wirelessly to sensors on the seine. Seinemaster displays all information in graphic and numeric form.
Omnidirectional full coverage. Data is provided as soon as sensors are in water.
Notus sensors boast an active, two-way communication system, not offered by other net monitoring systems. Instead of relying on traditional one-way pingers, Notus systems ‘talk’ to each other via proven two-way protocols. Using this reliable technology, Notus is the ONLY system capable of providing a complete view of the seine as it is being set and pursed. Depth of footgear and the distance from the vessel, combined, is information that is critical for deciding when to purse, and Notus is the only system that provides distance.
Variable data rates: 5, 10, 20 and 60 second intervals.
Notus is the only system to offer true, omnidirectional pattern beams in all of our net monitoring sensors. This proves to be vital when fishing in less than ideal conditions, when information is needed most.
With Notus Activ-Omni Intelligence, achieve optimal performance, for superior results.
Depth sensors indicate the distance from the ocean’s surface to the sensor. Range from the vessel to the sensor is also provided.
Depth information avoids pursing too soon. Depth is monitored in real time during the entire set, ensuring the seine is around fish before pursing.
Leadline depth will avoid costly hookups on the bottom
Knowing depth permits catching fish very close to the bottom without touching the bottom
Distance to the leadline (from the vessel) allows for the ability to see if currents are taking the leadline away from the vessel
An optional temperature upgrade ensures the right temperature range for the targeted species, increasing catch quality
Alignment sensors (installed just below the corkline) indicate the alignment of the corkline and leadline.
Fish escape when the leadline is behind the corkline
To ensure maximum catch, the leadline should be in line or just in front of the corkline
The above graphic indicates that the leadline (bottom of bars) is just in front of the corkline (top of bars)
Temperature sensors find the relationship between temperature and catch
💡Storing fish at a similar temperature as the sea water increases quality