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.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is looking for English fishing vessels to take part in trials aiming to encourage more selective fishing activity
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.
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.
Ongoing co-operation between the Institute of Marine Research, HB Grandi and Hampiðjan into the effectiveness of T90 codends rigged on QuickLines continued this spring both ashore and at sea.
Award winning start-up, SafetyNet Technologies is attracting interest with its ground-breaking user-friendly technology which uses lights to attract and repel fish. This patented piece of technology the team call PISCES will take fishing to new dimensions and has huge potential to make the fishing industry more sustainable.
The SURTINE programme aimed at returning unwanted langoustine (nephrops) to the water as soon as possible after being caught involved fishermen and scientists studying langoustine survival rates.
International charity World Animal Protection has launched a new film and materials showcasing how fishermen are helping each other to protect their businesses from the blight of ghost gear.
Speaking at as panel session organised by the Environmental Defense Fund at the International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) conference in Aberdeen this week, Peter Olsson of the Swedish Fishermen’s PO stated that is possible to prosper with increased selectivity.
This year the Foundation has altogether received nine applications for its Innovation Award and the three nominees are the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Bergen, Scantrol and GRP boat builder Selfa Artic.