New trawl door design from Morgére significantly reduces seabed contact

Jumper-trawl doorMorgére will for the first time be exhibiting an innovative new type of trawl door known as the ‘Jumper’ that has been designed to minimise contact with the seabed. A model of the Jumper door will be on display on the Morgére stand at next week’s Itechmer  2015 exhibition in Lorient (14 to 16 October). Rather than having continual contact with the seabed when demersal trawling, the door is designed in such a way that it only intermittently hits the bottom before jumping up again.  This delivers environmental benefits by significantly reducing contact time on the sea floor. Read the rest here 12:02

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