Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:22 PM
Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:24 PM
Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:36 PM
there is no perfect answer but there is a situation that needs addressed
100 mm catches poor stuff just the same as 80 in good weather
in poor days you see a difference everything that lands on the deck is keepable
Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:06 AM
Seemingly SFPA are very reticent to enforce minimum landing size as, believe this or not, because the tail is detatched from body therefore it will be hard to proove in a court of law what the carpace length was, mls is 25mm by the way
Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:34 PM
There is definetly suppliers from scotland which offer so tiny size for crazy paella mix. Italy is also buying them.
The thing s that for paella trays processors prefer to put 4 tiny prawns instead of 1 bigger size thats why they are paying so good those.
I have never seen so small prawns unles for the prepared paella mixes but at least never saw them fresh and nor frozen as well. 50/70 seems to me aready VERY small and when the local trawlers land here sizes of average 40 pcs per kilo but you can also get 10-20pc s in the middle, ther are getting paid for the whole thing many times less than 2 euros.
Regarding the 80/100mm mesh size. We did a try on the Great Sole and Porcupine banks to check the catches on tiny hakes and tiny megs and the difference was not very big. The only situation is that is easyer to work with the 80`s size sine is the one all trawlers use (included coastal ones), and the quantities of white octopus squid and flying squid are bigger.
Regarding bycatches and so. We all expect that they will change to days on sea and mesh sizes and that will be the best way to preserve the fishery everywhere. Days to work, areas to work, size of meshes and then catch all which is on net.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:50 AM
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