Increased Catch and Reduced Bottom Impact with New Trawl Gear
Tuesday, December 05, 2023, 07:00 (GMT + 9)
A new trawl gear concept gave 20-40% more catch than standard rock hoppers. The gear is also designed to be gentler on the seabed, which can help the industry towards an even more efficient and environmentally friendly future.
In connection with the projects "Development of selection systems in cod trawls. National investment 2020–2023' and 'Gentle and efficient trawling for whitefish', a trip was carried out under the auspices of the Directorate of Fisheries. Both projects are a collaboration between the Institute of Marine Research, the University of Tromsø and FULL STORY