selective fishing

selective fishing

any process by which individual fish of a particular size are caught, e.g. the use of nets of large mesh to allow small fish through.
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The announcement follows a consultation with industry this spring, and the government s response sets out our plans to help fishermen adapt to the ban through:European Maritime and Fishing Funding will be available when the scheme opens to purchase or develop new and innovative gear for more selective fishing and help industry to develop new markets for fish that were previously discarded.
152) The discard ban is meant to operate together with limits on fishing effort to incentivize more selective fishing practices.
He added that by rejecting Amendment 62 in a vote of 342 to 326 with 19 abstentions, "the EP gave in to industry demands and voted against an immediate ban on bottom trawling and a switch to more selective fishing gear.
He added, "Our catch quota trials using CCTV monitoring have been able to eliminate cod discards for the fishermen involved, while under the Scottish Conservation Credits Scheme, vessels use more selective fishing gear to avoid catching undersized and unwanted fish in the first place.
Not only is the quality of the fish from the line-captured fishery excellent, line-captured is also a more selective fishing method, so you get less by catch than you do in trawl-captured fisheries," explains Ally Dingwall, Sainsbury's fisheries and aquaculture manager.
The research was released in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences titled 'Ecosystem-based fisheries management requires a change to the selective fishing philosophy', and written by a team of authors led by Shijie Zhou of the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship.
Eoe1/4EoThe experiment will be set at six selective fishing locations and is currently going on until July.
Dr Fulton used computer modelling to analyse ecosystem recovery in 31 fisheries worldwide, and 10 in detail--including Australia's southern and eastern scalefish and shark fisheries--to determine the effect of management measures such as catch quotas, fishing closures, ocean zoning, selective fishing gear and community co-management.
The signs of recovery globally - mainly achieved through 'catch' quotas, no-take zones, and selective fishing gear - should not be misconstrued for completely improved fish stocks, he warned.
A key step is to favor selective fishing methods, so that fewer threatened fish are accidentally caught along with more abundant species.
These include selective fishing gear with larger nets to allow small fish to escape, and real time closures, forcing vessels to go to other waters as soon as they discover juveniles or spawning stock in areas they intended to fish.
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