Innovations are must for futherance of any industry to bring modernisation and benefits. For faster adaptability, new advances need commercial trials before application however, relatively inexpensive innovations are always easy to introduce and implement. Some significant innovations which may
revolutionise the fishing industry as a whole in near future are Robot fish cage snow offshore fish cages are increasingly in use. MIT is in the process to develop 'thinking' fish cage which can navigate itself to optimal location and submerge when exposed to rough weather.
Tailoring a net body - it is a new way of shape cutting section of the body (baiting and belly) of a trawl net. There are several advantages of this desing eg. less drag, reduced water resistance and non-distortion of meshes. Rotors, The Variable Thrust Vector Doors - remotely controlled active trawl spreading devices can be flown mid water and above the sea bottom. solar propulsion - solar panels installed over
the boat convert sun light into electrical energy and also
provide shed to fishers. the solar powered boats will finally change the fuel consumption pattern and efficiency of catch. Summary in aquaculture disease control needs immediate breakthrough to safeguard the interest of farmers.
The post-harvest,processing and packaging are equally important for increasing the shelf life and nutritional safety of the various products.Like all other industries fishing industry is also dynamic and ceaseless efforts are going-on for the inprovement through modifications. hopefully,we will see many technological changes soon in fishing and aquaculture industry to make it cost effective and environment friendly.