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A Demonstration Project Examining High Quality and Selective Haddock Fishing by Scottish Vessels

S A Horsfall

A detailed project was undertaken to examine the abilities of a group of vessels to selectively target haddock under their normal fishing practices and patterns. The study was carried out by the SFIA between August 2003 and September 2004. The data for the study was collected during a number of observation trips undertaken between August 2003 and August 2004. The focus of the study was to ascertain whether such vessels could successfully target haddock at a commercial level, avoiding the catch of large numbers of the pressurised cod stock. Data was collected from each participating vessel in order to quantify the actual volume of haddock and cod being fished during the observed trip.

March 2005Download PDF

A Detailed Study of Chilled Fish Retailing in the UK

J.W. Denton, A. Mills

The report gives a detailed presentation and analysis of the technical, legislative and financial aspects of chilled fish retailing. The information provides a database for use in the production of guidelines. This report has been produced from a scanned original and may therefore contain some formatting and other inaccuracies. In cases where this affects the technical content, a paper copy of the original report can still be obtained from Seafish

March 1985Download PDF

A Further Study of Amendment to the UK Fishing Vessel Licensing System: A Capacity Exchange System

C.E. Tucker

Following the technical assessment of three proposed amendments to the UK fishing vessel licensing system, undertaken by Seafish at the request of MAFF and reported in TR 344, a further scheme for control of fleet capacity through restrictive licensing has been studied. The three amendments originally proposed by the Fisheries departments did not reduce capacity to the MAGP targets. The purpose of the further scheme was to see if a measure could be introduced to reduce capacity still more at the time an owner changes from one vessel to another. This scheme is based on the premise that, in order to introduce a new vessel into the fleet, licences of greater vessel capacity must be surrendered. Capacity is measured in terms of a Vessel Capacity Unit (VCU) formulation (VCU = L*B+0.45Kw), and derogation would be given for the direct replacement of a lost vessel. This report has been produced from a scanned original and may therefore contain some formatting and other inaccuracies. In cases where this affects the technical content, a paper copy of the original report can still be obtained from Seafish.

February 1989Download PDF

A Guide for Ecological Risk Assessment of the Effects of Commercial Fishing (ERAEF)

John Cotter, William Lart

Wild capture marine fisheries are, by definition, dependant on the natural processes of marine ecosystems. Traditionally single species stock assessments have focussed on the dynamics of individual species. However, there is increasing awareness that fisheries assessments should not be separated from their supporting ecosystem. This report reviews ecosystem risk assessessment methods and describes in detail the method evolved in Australia by CSIRO.

March 2011Download PDF

A Guide to the Manufacture of Marinaded Products

M. Myers, N. Edwards, N. Kelly, C. Curr

The pelagic resources of the UK are valued at about £70m. Of this, about 60% are disposed of as whole fish or chilled fillet form. Only abut 20% are sold in some form of added value product and of these about 1% are marinaded. There are opportunities to increase sales of herring particularly by marinading and this report reviews the process by which marinades are made, the raw material specification and the packaging techniques. This report has been produced from a scanned original and may therefore contain some formatting and other inaccuracies. In cases where this affects the technical content, a paper copy of the original report can still be obtained from Seafish.

March 1986Download PDF