Fishing Strategies to Manage Benthic Footprint

Fishing Strategies to Manage Benthic Footprint2019-06-18T11:25:00+00:00

Project Description

The goal of this project is to reduce the impact of towed gear on the seabed. The first step is to identify which habitats are utilised by target species, then use this understanding to mitigate the impact of gears on sensitive habitats. The research will identify how and where global best practice can be tested in Scottish waters.

Project lead: JNCC.

Project completion date: The project report is going through peer review.