Research and analysis

Fisheries Challenge Fund: Impact of scallop dredging: design and evaluation of dredge modifications to minimise contact between bag and sea-bed

The project aimed to design and evaluate modifications to the belly of standard scallop dredges that raise runners or similar supports.

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Impact of scallop dredging: design and evaluation of dredge modifications to minimise contact between bag and sea-bed

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The aim of the project was to design modifications to the belly of standard scallop (Pecten maximus) dredges that raise runners or similar supports and to evaluate subsequent performance in terms of capability with existing gear, ease of use and catch performance.

Sea trials out of Holyhead were carried out from May to November 2011 by the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University and Cyclone Marine Ltd.