Like all fishermen, we have made many changes to how our gear fishes over the years. As we work towards the Landing Obligation we are having to fine tune our fishing gear so that we are able to take the fish we have the quota for and filter out the fish for which there is […]
The Fisheries Conservation team in BIM assesses a range of gear modifications to reduce unwanted catches and address requirements under the EU landing obligation. In this blog post, I highlight one of our most successful gear trials – the SELTRA sorting box. I am part of the Fisheries Conservation team (in BIM—Ireland’s Seafood Development […]
Tom Catchpole, a fisheries scientist from Cefas, explains the reason for creating GearingUp and what his hopes are for its future.