The introduction of Quad rig in the NPF – seeking an effort neutral transition and implications for TED/BRD performance

Summary
Since 1987 the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) fleet has towed double rigs (two nets). Prior to this most trawlers towed quad rig (four nets). To improve economic efficiency in the fishery there is great interest to again allow the use of quad rig.
Author
  • David Sterling,
  • John Wakeford,
  • Steve Eayrs,
  • Wade Whitelaw
Publication Reference No.
R04/1076
Publication date
19 November 2005
Category
  • Technical Report

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