59 days ago

Man-made, organic, biodegrable fish bait, developed to assist fish sustainability and abundance tested on Hauraki Gulf.

John from Campbells Bay

Hi. Over the last 25 years I have been working on the seemingly impossible task into trying to fool fish into eating (taking) a man-made fish bait. (Not talking soft baits here which are not entirely eco-friendly). There has been many attempts at producing a product such as this and as far as I'm aware it has never been achieved successfully and that's why it has taken me so long to achieve, to produce a fish bait that has the potential to change the way we fish, both for commercial long lining and recreational fishermen. The thing is, bait fish are part of the food chain for larger fish and under pressure, as are most fish species now. Removal of bait fish is removal of food for the big fish we eat.
Besides trawling for fish, which is an indiscriminate, irresponsible slaughter of many fish species, bait fish food removal from the oceans is not sustainable and abundance is threatened. ECOBAIT is the name I have given to this fish bait and is aptly named. It ticks all the boxes: catches fish on longlines and rods, fully biodegradable, does not require freezing, no waste. Also 1 KG of ECOBAIT will produce approximately 250 baits as opposed to 1 KG of pilchard which will produce approximately 50 baits, so it will be very cost effective when it comes to market. If you wish to see more please go to YouTube and search 'Hooked on Hauraki - Ecobait'. There you see our first public trial. If you have any questions you can email me on john@ecobaits.co.nz.
Also, if you have a business interest in this product options are still open as a ground floor opportunity for an investor, manufacturer, or master franchisee. There are also two types of business opportunities here, one is for the long line fishing industry, which is massive world wide, and also a retail market suited for the recreational fisher person. My intention is that ECOBAIT will only be manufactured here in NZ and therefore the world is your market. ECOBAIT was assisted by food scientists in NZ as well as in Europe who took two years to develop a binding agent that worked affectively under water up to 40 degrees. It also contains disguisers in the formulation so will not be easily reversed engineered to be copied, ensuring exclusive market to the manufacturer.
Cheers John

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