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Improvement In Selectivity Of Set Nets systems - MF0602


Summary Objectives:-

Investigate the efficiency of a variety of gill and tangle
nets with particular regard to non-landed fish mortalities.

Key customer purposes:-

Provide a better understanding of the role of gill net
fishing in the UK and be more aware of management
requirements, particularly relating to discards.
To investigate the relative efficiency of a variety of gill
and tangle nets constructed of various materials, mesh sizes
hanging ratios, and ease of handling. To quantify the
non-catch mortalities in the various types of gear under
normal fishing conditions.

To investigate and quantify catch rates and non-catch
mortalities in the nets over a variety of soak times,
similarly monitor the quality of marketable fish caught in
the respective nets.

To obtain supporting data from other commercial fishing
vessels in the area.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Final Report MF0602   (1616k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1992

Cost: £85,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Seafish Industry Authority
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries