After a long wait FV Ocean Azul finally set sails from Montevideo in January, starting the first trial using Sago Extreme in commercial fishery.
The results so far has exceeded our expectations. Under testing FV Ocean Azul hauled long lines/magazines with and without Sago Extreme to compare long lines with as similar conditions as possible.
Preliminary numbers comparing long lines show that they caught around 95% of their toothfish on lines/magazines with Sago Extreme.
There was a lot of sperm whales around the vessel, however test results so far indicate that Sago Extreme provides full protection against whale depredation. Of course, there is still a lot of testing, adjustments and learning to be done, but these are early days. What a great start.
Happy Easter from the Sago Team!