Fishing Gear – Page 8

  • 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.

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    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.’

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    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.

  • Dredgemaster installed

    New scallop dredge monitoring system


    The world’s first wireless monitoring system for scallop dredges has been introduced – and data from one vessel indicated a 22% increase in catch.

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    Morgère trawl doors for Canadian skippers


    Morgère has sold five sets of PV3 trawl doors over the last few months to Canadian east coast skippers, who are finding the equipment ideal for their local fisheries.

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    Beko acquires new equipment for longline hook production


    Beko - Dimon fishing co. has purchased equipment from O. Mustad & Sons AS., including an automatic duratin plating line, to be used for the production of longline hooks.

  • Cornelis Vrolijk and Jaczon are replacing their nylon trawls with trawls made from Dyneema®

    Dutch companies opt for Dyneema


    Dutch fishing company Cornelis Vrolijk and its subsidiary Jaczon are replacing their nylon trawls with Dyneema, DSM’s light and strong UHMwPE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) fibre.

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    WESMAR forms E-Bait Division


    WESMAR has formed an Electronic Bait Division, in preparation for the launch of its Electronic Bait (E-Bait) line of products this autumn.

  • The Hookpod

    Hookpod funding success


    A funding campaign to get the UK invention Hookpod into production has been successful.

  • Capt. Hook screen shot

    Capt. Hook upgraded


    The newly upgraded Capt. Hook management and information system for longline fisheries has been launched by Mørenot Dyrkorn.

  • Mustad Autoline’s SeaBird Saver™

    Launch of the Seabird Saver


    Mustad Autoline will launch the SeaBird Saver™ at this year’s Nor-Fishing exhibition.

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    Kite system advantage


    According to trawl equipment manufacturer Morgère, kite systems offer some advantages over using floats on the headline of trawls.

  • Hookpods in racks on board a longlining vessel. Credit: Hookpod Ltd

    New UK invention to save the albatross


    Globally, an albatross dies on a fishing hook every five minutes, but a clever new invention called the Hookpod has been designed to ensure that fishermen are catching fish and not birds.

  • Venture’s trawl doors

    Scottish skipper praises PV3 trawl doors


    A Scottish skipper has praised the performance of Morgère’s PV3 trawl doors for their stability and the consistent spread they provide of the net opening – even when the vessel is engaged in a tight turn.

  • FV Thomas Harrison

    Sealord unveils smart trawling technology


    Sealord has unveiled prototype ‘smart trawling’ technology that is being developed to provide skippers with a real-time view of the ocean floor and equipment while fishing, to reduce the impact of fishing on the seabed.