Boats equipped with approximately 20 specific lines tow draws behind them at a set speed in order to target specific fish types. The speed, depth, as well as color of the lure can be changed depending on the wanted catch, when fishing for albacore the lures are pulled in between 4-8 knots to target …
Pros Like rod & reel this is a highly selective technique to catch just specific types with little to no impact on the bottom.
Cons This technique enables fishermen to capture large numbers of fish, and in lots of places they target the more youthful fish.
Traps are a terrific way of fishing, especially for shellfishes, consisting of crab, lobster, and shrimp. The trap is baited and placed on the seafloor to “soak.” Target types come from the surrounding location to delight in the bait, and when the fisherman hauls the trap up he can then selectively keep …
Pros Capture can be kept alive all the way to the customer. Decreases environmental damage compared to traditional bottom trawling, as well as minimizes bycatch.
Cons Some traps are baited with fish captured in other places, leading to unneeded stresses on those populations. Trapping needs a varied duration of time in between setting the trap and gathering the catch, needing longer wait times and more trips on the boat. Traps lost at sea, either by storms or lost buoys, can lead to “ghost fishing” where the equipment continues to fish ignored; nevertheless, advances in materials have developed deteriorating traps that rapidly break down if they are left at sea.
Purse seine is a long wall of netting hung vertically in the water that is used to surround schools of fish. Seine nets are framed with a floatline at the top and a weighted line at the bottom. Using a drawstring, fishermen can bag the bottom of the web to herd the fish into the center of the internet. This strategy is utilized to capture schools of fish that live near the ocean surface.
Pros Outstanding approach for catching schools of fish. Because schools of fish are targeted, incidental bycatch of types outside of the targeted school is typically minimal.
Cons Seining for big quantities of a single species can become unsustainable if the population of that species can not withstand it.
Rod & Reel
Rod & reel fishing is practiced by people worldwide for recreation and industrial usage. This is an extremely targeted approach of capturing particular fish. In many fisheries it permits anglers to catch fish selectively, decreasing bycatch and improving the quality of the fish offered to consumers. While it needs more time, the impact and rate of extraction are very little, which is good for all fish stocks.
Pros Bycatch is decreased when utilizing rod & reel since fish that are landed incidentally can often be thrown back with very little damage caused to them, especially smaller sized fish that are released to live out their lives and recreate.
Cons Rod & reel requires a lot of time investment for each specific fish that is captured. Because fish are just caught one at a time, it makes the marketplace availability lower and expense per pound higher.