PEI company’s new bait fishes as well as traditional bait, says UPEI researcher

Emergence client Bait Masters are preparing to scale up production for a new alternative bait and got some good news from a study just published by a UPEI researcher.

It found that the new bait sausage created by Bait Masters catches as many lobster as traditional baits, such as herring and mackerel. The new bait is a mix of fish, oil and other organic matters in a biodegradable casing, which is why the company describes the product as a bait sausage.

The results are based on field trials in PEI bays in the summer of 2019.

Bait Masters Inc., has developed a new bait using 75 per cent less herring and mackerel than would usually go in a trap. It’s made up of fish, oil, and other organic matter squeezed in a biodegradable casing.

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Read secondary story on CBC NS.

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