Bycatch Reduction / Catch Efficiency Workshops

Australia’s prawn fisheries’ ongoing commitment to a more targeted and efficient catch is not just better for the industry’s profitability but earns it respect amongst the community.

As part of a national project to explain and adapt techniques for bycatch reduction and improved catch efficiency in each fishery, three workshops have been held so far and another nine are planned. Of the workshops held so far, fishers at Townsville are gearing up to test Kon’s Covered Fisheyes BRD, some Gulf St Vincent fishers are keen to examine T90 or square mesh panels in the wings to assist with sorting prawns and some Spencer Gulf fishers are considering quad gear.

Upcoming meetings are:

  • Lakes Entrance: 3-4 May
  • Coffs Harbour: 21-22 May
  • Yamba/Iluka/Maclean: 23-24 May
  • Cairns: 23-24 July
  • Darwin: 25-26 July
  • Hervey Bay: 29-30 October
  • Carnarvon: TBA
  • Perth: TBA
  • Port Stephens/Newcastle: TBA

 

 

 

2018-04-06T09:28:49+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Innovation|