Opinion: Lost fishing gear – what do fishers think?

Norway Survey

Source: Roger Larsen

Fisheries researchers assess the willingness of the industry to turn to biodegradable gear

Towards the end of last year, Norwegian newspapers reported the retrieval of one set of lost gill nets containing 20 dead porpoises. For those who enjoy the sight and sound of these animals in a quiet fjord, such news is very sad. Claire Armstrong, Huu-Luat Do and Roger Larsen from the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, evaluate fisher perceptions of ghost fishing and their willingness to turn to biodegradable gear.

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