August 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: JW Fishers Mfg. Inc.

Posted by Irina Tabakina

1953 County Street   
East Taunton, MA    02718   
T: 508-822-7330   
E: [email protected]   
CEO/President: Karen Fisher   
No. of Employees: 20 

In 1971 JW Fishers began manufacturing underwater metal detectors for recreational scuba divers. Demand for its products grew and commercial diving companies and police departments began asking for other types of underwater search equipment. In the late 70’s Fishers expanded its product line to include boat-towed detectors, video systems and ROVs. As computers became smaller and more capable the company expanded into sonar; developing powerful, low cost side scan systems. Today Fishers offers three side scans using the most commonly requested frequencies, 100K, 600K, and 1200K.
The newest addition to Fishers product line is a sub bottom profiler. This sonar’s low frequency sound waves are capable of penetrating through the ocean floor and producing images of objects buried in the bottom strata layers. Fishers scanning sonar systems are popular with many public safety dive teams because of their economy. 
Fishers designs and manufactures all of its underwater search systems at its factory in East Taunton, Mass. Its line of equipment includes hand-held and boat-towed metal detectors, hand-held and boat-towed magnetometers, underwater video systems, ROVs, side scan sonars, scanning sonars, acoustic pingers and receivers, and pipe and cable locators.

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