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Green light stops sea turtle deaths
Conservation biologists have found that illuminating fishing nets is a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtles getting caught and dying unnecessarily. 14 Apr 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
$20,000 prize for bycatch reduction solutions
The NPF Industry Pty Ltd (NPFI) is offering $20,000 in prize money for skippers, owners or crew who can develop strategies to help reduce bycatch in the Commonwealth Northern Prawn Fishery by 30% within three years. 03 Mar 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Seafish launches gear database
UK authority Seafish has launched a comprehensive online portal that details common fishing gears and selectivity devices used in commercial fisheries throughout the UK and Europe. 06 Aug 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
New cage to reduce bycatch
Mexico’s National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) has introduced a new cage model for use in coastal fishing, which will help reduce bycatch as it only allows the extraction of commercial size fish. 05 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Banana Pingers to reduce bycatch
All vessels over 12m operating in certain waters around the UK now have two months to demonstrate compliance with an existing EU regulation to reduce cetacean bycatch, effective from 1 July 2013. 24 Jul 2013 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Flume tank comes to Fishing 2011
An interactive large-screen video display at Fishing 2011 in Glasgow will beam live images into the exhibition hall from one of the few remaining flume tanks in the world. 05 Jan 2011 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fluid pumps to Scandinavia and beyond
This year is proving to be yet another busy year for Fluid Controls, with significant sales of fish pumps to Chile, Norway, Iceland and Denmark. 10 Sep 2010 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Large order book for Taiwan winch manufacturer
Funz San Industry is currently working on a project that includes two slipway winches with a capability of 150T@5m/min and two slipway winches with capability of 60T@5m/min. These winches are for a shipyard in the Philippines. 24 Aug 2010 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
First Norwegian pelagic trawler to use Dynex Warps
Hampidjan recently supplied a full set of Dynex Warps to Norwegian pelagic vessel Birkeland, consisting of two sets of 2,000m of 40mm diameter Dynex Warp. 19 Mar 2010 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Cosmos to produce gear in Bangladesh
Bangladesh fishing company Sea Resources Limited and Danish fishing gear manufacturer Cosmos Trawl have renewed a contract with Danish overseas aid agency Danida to put into place the third phase of a fishing gear technology development project in Bangladesh. 19 Mar 2010 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
More gill nets with floatlines
New technology is opening the way for faster and easier handling of large gill nets, by using floatlines, says Danish company Fischernet. 01 Apr 2009 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Scallop dredge sea trials show cost savings
Sea trials to test the use of more cost effective materials and components in Queen Scallop dredges have shown cost savings and positive environmental benefits in reducing seabed impact, leaving less sand in the dredge, much cleaner queens and a reduction in the King Scallop bycatch. 01 Apr 2009 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Global competition seeks to net smartest hook, line and sinker
A $US 57,500 prize fund is on offer for the best new fishing gears designed to reduce bycatch in the fourth International Smart Gear Competition, launched by WWF. 01 Apr 2009 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Traditional equipment on display
Isfell will be showing traditional equipment at Icefish 2008, explains managing director, Hólmsteinn Björnsson. 01 Sep 2008 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Vónin merges with RFG
At the beginning of July Vónin Ltd of the Faroe Islands and Refa Frøystad Group Ltd (RFG) of Norway signed an agreement to merge the companies under one holding company called VÓN Ltd. 01 Sep 2008 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Isle of Man hydrodredge sea trials complete
Sea trials to test a low impact ‘hydrodredge’ which uses a cup arrangement instead of scallop teeth to extract shellfish from the sea bed were completed last year by researchers at School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Wales, and a report of their findings has now been published. 01 Sep 2008 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
New LED DriftLight
Gilnetters and other fishermen who work with floats and buoys are often searching for a suitable blinking or steady light to attach to a pole or float. 01 Sep 2008 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Cosmos to showcase 'light version shrimp gear package'
Cosmos Trawl A/S will be using Nor-Fishing to showcase the latest developments the company has made to make its gear more fuel efficient for its shrimp customers in Norway. 01 Jul 2008 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
New creel launched at Fishing 2007
Fishing 2007 saw the launch of a brand new type of creel, invented and designed by Scottish firm Stornoway Plastics. According to the company, the creel is a major technological step forward in creel manufacture and fishing. 01 Jun 2007 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Doubling the battery life of net monitoring systems
After months of testing, Notus has released a long life battery and intelligent charger for its Trawlmaster and Seinemaster net monitoring systems. Sensors will now be powered by a high end NiMH battery cell. Recharging these batteries is an intelligent fast charger. 01 Jun 2007 - World Fishing & Aquaculture