Discards article In Fishing New (1 of 6). Introduction to the topic.

In the first of a series of six articles, Mike Montgomerie, gear technologist at Seafish, gives his perspective on the discards issue and the work that Seafish, along with industry, has been doing to help develop new selective technologies and net-based fishing activities to reduce discards. In this article he looks at the reasons why fish are discarded and suggests how to make an elementary estimation of catch profile.This article appeared in Fishing News on 5 August 2011.
  • Mike Montgomerie,
  • Karen Green
Publication date
01 January 2012


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