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Discard and waste in set net fishing systems - MF0606

R&D Summary Objectives:- Examine the problem of discards in the set net fishery including the level of discard and factors which contribute to fish spoilage in this fishery. Key customer purposes:- Help MAFF formulate future management requirements for the set net fishery in the light of discard levels.
To investigate the spoilage effect associated with operation of a traditional gadoid set net fishery with variations of time of soak and tidal situations. The spoilage effect to be defined as that which leads to rejection of target species either at capture (landing on board vessel) or at first sale or primary processing stages. To collect discards data with respect to non target species taken by the set net during the same trials.
Project Documents
• Final Report : MF0606 Final Report   (739k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1991

To: 1992

Cost: £30,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Seafish Industry Authority
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries