Experimental fishing targeting small scale deep-water bottom fisheries using hand-line experiments in Canaries and Guadeloupe
What is the hand-line ?
Hand-line is a fishing technique where the fisherman holds in one hand the line, possibly wound on a reel, with a number of hooks that goes from 3 up to 9. Fisherman are known by being superstitious, they only use an unpair number of hooks... This fishing method does not make contact with the ocean floor and causes minimal amounts of habitat damage. This fishing technique is very labor-intensive, but it is highly selective concerning species and size, and provides high quality fish. As the line is set for a relatively short time, it allows that discards can often be returned live at sea.
The data collected on past experimental fishing serve as a guide for the implementation of deep-sea fishing experiments with handlines in Canaries and Guadeloupe
Activities included in the experiments
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- Experiments workplan [work in progress]
- Minutes of daily fishing trips [work in progress]
- Survey monitoring report (Available in May 2019)
- Updated report on the work [work in progress]
- Final report of the activity (Available in May 2019)