Fishing Gear – Page 8

  • News

    Students design seal bycatch solutions


    Students from the University of Tasmania''s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) have been recognised for their innovative designs for devices to reduce the incidental capture of seals during trawl fishing.

  • New HookSeparator™ Coastal

    New HookSeparator™ for smaller boats


    Mustad Autoline has launched HookSeparator™ Coastal, designed for smaller boats with limited space.

  • The Flipper foil concept has been patented worldwide

    ‘Flipper’ showcased at DanFish


    Thyborøn will be showcasing its new, versatile flying trawl door, ‘Flipper’ at DanFish.

  • Eurocross® knotless netting

    Knotless netting on display


    WireCo WorldGroup (Euronete/Oliveira) will be exhibiting Eurocross® netting on their joint exhibition stand at DanFish this year.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    Louisiana to enforce TED laws


    As of 1 August, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents will be authorised to enforce federal turtle excluder device (TED) and bycatch reduction device (BRD) regulations in state territorial waters.

  • Nigel Sanders has received World Animal Protection’s Sea Change award

    Sea Change Champion award


    World Animal Protection has presented its Sea Change award to Nigel Sanders, a Swansea, Wales, based fishermen, for his innovative project that reduces the impact of lost lobster pots on the marine environment and prevents lobsters and other marine animals being unnecessarily caught.

  • Seafish has updated its ‘Basic Fishing Methods’ publication,

    Seafish updates fishing methods publication


    UK authority Seafish has published its new ‘Basic Fishing Methods’, a popular publication which details the various fishing methods used by commercial fishermen catching seafood in the UK.

  • News

    Net Systems adds purse seine net loft


    Net Systems on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA, has taken over the Purse Seine Net Department for Marco Global.

  • INAPESCA has introduced a new cage model for use in coastal fishing

    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.

  • Seabird warp deflectors (pinkies) in action

    Guide to developing new seabird mitigation devices


    The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has released a new ‘Guide to developing new seabird mitigation devices in trawl fisheries’, which aims to make it easier for trawl operators to trial new seabird mitigation devices to reduce seabird interactions and improve operational efficiencies and crew safety.

  • A new shrimp trawling system has been designed in Mexico. Credit: SAGARPA

    New system designed to catch shrimp


    Researchers at Mexico’s National Institute of Fisheries (INAPESCA) have designed a new trawling system for catching shrimp, which will result in fuel savings, less impact on the environment, and reduction of non-target species bycatch.

  • The report focuses on ways that longline fisheries can reduce catching non-target species. ©Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

    Best practices for reducing bycatch


    The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a briefing on best practices for reducing bycatch in tuna longline fisheries.

  • News

    New technical paper on longline bycatch


    The FAO has published the technical paper ‘Bycatch in Longline Fisheries for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species: A Global Review of Status and Mitigation Measures.’

  • News

    Pelagic trawls from Capto net twine


    Pelagic trawls from Vónin equipped with newly-developed Capto net twine are catching on among skippers looking for smoother operations, the company reports.

  • Cornelis Vrolijk was the first vessel to use the new Flipper doors. Here the door is seen in action with the foils released. Credit: Cornelis Vrolijk

    Introducing ‘Flipper’


    Thyboron has described its new dual purpose ‘Flipper’ trawl door as the most versatile of all of its doors so far.

  • Photo of the divided hopper viewed from above with a typical catch from a tow during the study. Ten green lights on the fishing line were used on the starboard net (left side of hopper). No lights were used on the port side (right side of hopper...

    LED lights for bycatch reduction


    A research study by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission has found that attaching of a series of LED lights to the fishing line of a shrimp trawl can significantly reduce bycatch.

  • The SeaBird Saver emits a laser beam to keep birds away

    SeaBird Saver wins award


    Mustad and SaveWave’s SeaBird Saver has won the 2014 WWF Smart Gear competition Tuna Bycatch Reduction Prize.

  • Akamalik ©Vónin

    ‘Akamalik’ reports great fishing


    Royal Greenland vessel Akamalik has reported great fishing using Vónin shrimp trawls.

  • A clump in operation

    Clumps to optimise performance


    Twin-rig fishing is a very popular and effective fishing technique, but to be successful it is essential to keep the central wire between the two trawls close to the seabed so as to optimise fishing performance.