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.
Want to see how the project is progressing? Take a look at a blog from Jim Mair, Marine Scotland’s lead Gear Technician leading the project.
Project lead: Marine Scotland Science
Project completion date: Phase one completed in December 2018, phase two will complete in April 2020.