The Seafish Gear Database gives easy access to a wide range of information on commercial fishing gears used in UK fisheries and in many fisheries worldwide. It includes information on many of the selectivity and discard reduction options that can be used with these gears. There is also a ‘Technical Section’ that contains more detailed information on these gears and selective devices to help fishers to rig and optimise the operation their gear.
The Seafish Gear Database also gives access to a vast range of scientific and technical reports relating to trials that have been undertaken involving fishing gears, selective devices and discard reduction practices.
The search can be filtered by using the drop down menus to choose gears, selective devices, species or technical information
A bag net has a long vertical wall of netting, often several hundred metres long, running at right angles to the shoreline that is intended to interrupt the natural swim of the fish and direct them along it away from the shore and into a series of traps.
This database is designed for use by anybody who would like to learn more about any form of fishing gear from pupils doing school projects to young prospective fishermen, environmental groups, fishery managers and legislators right through to experienced fishermen who will find the various levels of technical information useful.
The Gear and Selectivity Device profiles can be searched by: