Reflections on the Evolution of Fishing Technology
Harold DeLouche, trawl design expert with the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR), has seen significant changes during his 35 years in the trawling sector.
Current focus is now on sustainable fishing, capturing the target species only, having as little impact on the seabed as possible and on vessel fuel efficiency. As well, consumer insistence on sustainable certifications, such as The Marine Stewardship Council, has created an economic model for sustainable harvesting.
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Innovative Fishing Gear Technologies in the Coast of Bays
The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources and the Regional Aquaculture Centre in the Coast of Bays Region have been working with local harvesters from the Connaigre Peninsula since April to test experimental fishing gear for snow crab and lobster.
While the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources developed and implemented the experimental procedures, the Regional Aquaculture Centre was critical in organizing two information sessions for the harvesters to participate in the projects.