Fishermen have the most novel approaches to gear innovation

Ben Collier from Northern Ireland Gear Trial project has been working with light technology to help reduce unwanted catch and improve selectivity. Preliminary results show that light could have an impact on fish behaviour with further trials to be completed by March 2018. Stay tuned for more #GearingUpdates from the Northern Ireland Gear Trial Project. […]

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Gear Innovation with Crystal Sea Fishing

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 […]

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High selectivity with the SELTRA sorting box

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 […]

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