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Title:

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

Project Number:

2017-097

Organisation:

IC Independent Consulting Pty Ltd

Principal Investigator:

Steve J. Kennelly

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$63,000.00

Program(s):

Environment, Industry, People

Objectives

1. Establish a collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark’s fishing gear technology centre via a shared piece of research done in an Australian fishery

2. Conduct 2 experiments to develop novel modifications anterior to the trawl mouth that will reduce the bycatch of unwanted finfish

3. Disseminate the results to the prawn trawl fisheries of Australia and produce appropriate scientific papers and the final report.