This project investigates the potential for a whitefish trap fishery to the West of Scotland. At-sea deployment of newly designed gear will trial the use of baited fish traps at depth. A novel way to harvest whitefish. The research asks how this might be achieved on a commercial scale and whether the approach could be used to survey whitefish stocks.
Project completion date: Phase one completed in December 2019. Phase two completed in April 2020 with the exception of final sea trials which were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. A final phase of sea trials will report in Spring 2021.