Title Method of designing and manufacturing JET( Jellyfish Excluder for Towed fishing gear) for various towed fishing gears
Authers Yoshiki MATSUSHITA and Naoto HONDA
Keywords Towed fishing gear, jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai, bycatch reduction, gear design, grid
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No.16, 19-27, 2006
We explained a method of designing and manufacturing JET (Jellyfish Excluder for Towed fishing gear), developed to avoid bycatch of bloomed jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai, by showing a case of designing process for an otter trawl fishing gear in Niigata prefecture. Through the explanation, technical points taken into account to adjust other towed fishing gears and useful know-how are presented. Finally, future scientific/technical problems to be solved to establish technical counter measure for reducing jellyfish bycatch are discussed.
URI http://www.fra.affrc.go.jp/bulletin/bull/bull16/matusita.pdf