Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Scottish trawl net approved

A trawl net developed to reduce discards has been approved by the European Commission’s Scientific and Technical Committee for Fisheries. The green light for ‘flip-flap’ trawl is an important vote of confidence for the Scottish industry in its efforts to reducing discards.

Designed for use in prawn fisheries, the trawl contains a small panel which is able to select target species but reject unwanted sizes and types of fish. Trials have shown it to reduce discards by as much as 70%.  Read more...

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