Trawl selectivity for Skagerak and Kattegat
New selectivity rules apply to Swedish vessels fishing in the Skagerak and Kattegat. Image: Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Trawl selectivity for Skagerak and Kattegat

New rules are now being introduced in the Skagerak and Kattegat, requiring more selective gear for langoustine and groundfish fisheries ‘This will reduce the pressure on the heavily exposed cod…

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New by-catch reduction option for Australian prawn fishery
‘Tom’s Fisheye’ provides an additional option for reducing by-catches in Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery. Image: AFMA

New by-catch reduction option for Australian prawn fishery

A new by-catch reduction device, known as ‘Tom’s Fisheye,’ has been added to three other effective devices that have been tested by the Commonwealth Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) fleet, for…

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Conflicted Norwegian policy on selective shrimp gear
There are big Norwegian policy on the use of selectivity devices in shrimp fisheries for home and international waters. Image: NOAA

Conflicted Norwegian policy on selective shrimp gear

Issues close to home, a fudged report and a policy designed to deter outsiders are the highlights of a complex situation in which the Norwegian authorities appear to be pursuing…

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Thailand seeks Brixham’s trawl technology

The South Western FPO’s chief executive Jim Portus and Darren Edwards, otherwise known as Edd the Net of Brixham Trawl Makers, are flying to Thailand at the invitation of Dr Adisorn Promthep, Director General of the Thai Department of Fisheries.

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Skaginn 3X awarded European Innovation Council’s SME Instrument Grant

Skaginn 3X was recently awarded a Horizon 2020-funded SME Instrument grant, which will play a key part in further developing SEASCANN, a cutting-edge vision and grading technology. This is expected not only result in optimum product quality and to contribute to preventing overfishing, but also to provide operational savings for users.

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Australia’s flathead fishermen request minimum mesh size increase

The harvest strategy in south-eastern Australia aims to maintain tiger flathead stocks at a pre-determined percentage of the pre-fishing biomass, referred to as the target reference point. The flathead stock has been above this target for many years so fishermen have enjoyed quotas designed to slightly reduce flathead stocks down to that reference point.

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Gearing Up for the Landing Obligation?

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A new tool offers instant access to selectivity solutions. Launching today, the GearingUp online tool provides information on a decade of gear innovation – with more to come.

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GearingUp: interactive tool helps reduce unwanted catch

Due to be launched in December, GearingUp is designed as an interactive approach to finding ways to share information on reducing by-catches and consequently reducing discards. Led by Cefas and developed with fishermen, the Gearing Up project will give the industry straightforward access to gear trials from across northern Europe.

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