Sustainable Fishing Efficiency (RD137)


This project will trial electric outboards and other new technology on inshore fishing vessels, to assess the feasibility of moving to electric powered vessels for small scale fisheries.

Funding Amount:


Duration of Project:

18 months

Project Summary:

A project to fish sustainably inshore with an electric engine system, to be considered for approval by the MCA. The project is looking to install and utilise two electric outboard motors on a catamaran hull, with a fully integrated battery system and pot hauler. Other elements of the technology include safety features for early heat detection in connection with the outboard engines, and solar powered recharging, alongside tracking of route and distance covered during fishing.

For more on this project’s previous work, see here.

STATUS: Ongoing

Project Lead

Two Brothers Fishing Limited