The industry is in the process of approaching the government for a further round of funding support to enable future projects to be supported. It is extremely important that we hear from industry members who have ideas for R&D projects that require support. Understanding what R&D projects the industry is keen to progress is a very important part of backing up the industry’s request to government for further funding support.
This project was funded by SeaFIC and Seafood Innovations Ltd (SIL) with the aim of providing baseline information to facilitate future work by the New Zealand seafood industry focused on identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption. Information was obtained in face to face interviews with skippers and vessel operators, with the information collected via these questionnaires entered into a database.
The report provides data on the trawl gear used by, and operations of, vessels in the New Zealand inshore trawl fishery as of mid-2007. It identifies the configuration, components and nature of trawl gear use in different operations to develop an overall picture of trawl gear use. The report summarises key findings and, in many cases, presents these on a regional basis to help identify differences worthy of further investigation. Recommendations for further work are also provided.
Information contained in the database may be made available to support industry initiatives subject to issues of confidentiality etc. Requests for access to information from the database may be made in the first instance to Tony Hadfield.