Disruptive Workshop Oxford
What will the future fishing gear look like?
We have asked key stakeholders and experts to share their ideas on what future fishing gear might look like.
To ensure a sustainable future of our fisheries, our oceans and the livelihoods of fishing communities, we have to disrupt the way we catch fish. And we have to start with bottom trawling, a deep sea fishing method where a large, heavy fishing net is pulled behind a boat along the seabed. Trawling has come under intense scrutiny from both environmental groups and regulators due to its often negative impact on the seabed and the number of by-catch or "unwanted" sea creatures it mistakenly catches.
Here is a short video with the results from the workshop.