FIS025

Novel approaches to trapping: fishing and surveying (FIS025)2020-06-30T15:30:25+00:00

Novel approaches to trapping: fishing and surveying

FIS025

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.

PHASE ONE: COMPLETED IN DECEMBER 2019 (SEE BLOG)
PHASE TWO: A FINAL PHASE OF SEA TRIALS WILL REPORT IN SPRING 2021
READ JIM’S BLOG: INNOVATIVE WAYS TO CATCH PREMIUM WHITE FISH

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