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A Business Study of the N. Ireland Fish Industry

H. McDiarmid, R.J.A. Nicholson

This study, carried out in 1982/83, describes the fisheries of the County Down coast centred on the three ports of Kilkeel, Portagovie and Ardglass. The costs and earnings of fishing vessels are given and the report points out that the catching capacity of the Northern Ireland fleet is in excess of the resources available to it and alternative opportunities must be sought. Included are assessments of the Northern Ireland consumer market. 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.

June 1983Download PDF

A Comparison of One Tenth and Full Scale Measurements of the Drag and Geometry of a Pelagic Trawl

J.N. Ward, R.S.T. Ferro (SOAFD)

Current practices in modeling fishing gear have been investigated by comparing the shape and drag of a nylon pelagic trawl at one tenth scale with those of its full scale equivalents. The work has concluded that accurate modeling must take into account rope and twine elongation particularly in nylon nets and the change of drag coefficient with Reynolds Number and Froude Number is held constant. 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.

November 1992Download PDF

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