Development of a sorting grid for the Danish Norway pout fishery (38954)

Project Details

Description

The objective of the project was to ensure a sustainable Danish fishery for Norway pout through the development of a sorting grid that minimizes unwanted by-catch.

Through a series of grid designs and tests the project:
- developed a durable and easy-to handle grid which can sustain the large strains on gear and decks equipment typical of the Norway pout fishery.
- identified an optimal bar spacing for the grid, that reduces by-catch to the extent possible without jeopardizing the rent ability of the fishery through large losses of target species.

As a consequence of the scientific work in the project a sorting grid-system was made mandatory in the Danish trawl fishery for Norway pout to reduce unwanted by-catch (Danish legislation in 2013).

The project was coordinated by Danish Fishermen's Association and funded by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries through the Green Development and Demonstration Program (GUDP).

Research area: Fisheries Technology
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date20/09/201131/12/2012