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Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2018-114
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Completing Australia’s First National Bycatch Report

Bycatch (non-targeted organisms that are unintentionally caught when fishing for particular species or sizes of species) remains an important issue concerning the world’s fisheries. Discards are considered the most important component of bycatch because they represent a perceived wastage of...
ORGANISATION:
IC Independent Consulting Pty Ltd
People
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-097
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COMPLETED

Reducing bycatch using modifications to sweeps and lines anterior to the trawl mouth - collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark

Prawn trawling is among the world's least selective fishing methods and there has been a great deal of work done over the past few decades to develop modifications that reduce unwanted bycatches. Much of this work has focussed on modifications at, or near, the codend (at the aft section) of trawls,...
ORGANISATION:
IC Independent Consulting Pty Ltd
Adoption
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-065
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COMPLETED

Disseminating existing bycatch reduction and fuel efficiency technologies throughout Australia's prawn fisheries

Prawn trawling is among the world's least selective fishing methods, the unintended consequence being large quantities of bycatch. It is also a method that can disturb benthic habitats and use large quantities of fuel—a significant running cost for many fisheries. Issues of bycatch and fuel...
ORGANISATION:
IC Independent Consulting Pty Ltd
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