Towing speed

Summary

This concerns towed gears. In some situations a change in towing speed can dramatically change the composition of the catch. It may be worth looking at as an easy option for reducing bycatch.

Size selectivity

This is only relevant to towed gears. By changing towing speed the catch composition of any towed gear may be changed. It may be possible to alter the size of fish caught and / or the species of fish caught.

Towing Speed

Other information

This concerns towed gears. In some situations a change in towing speed can dramatically change the composition of the catch. It may be worth looking at as an easy option for reducing by-catch. In towed gear using sweeps and bridles to herd fish into the trawl the angle of these sweeps and bridles in relation to the towing speed can make a big influence on both the species and size of fish caught.

Selection type

  • Pre-selection