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Back to the ways of the past to save the future of our coastal waters – Salvatore Novello

manatthewheelLets look back into past of fishing ,In 1950s to 1980s ,most of the fishing boats were eastern rigged side trawlers, and were limited to how much wire that could be used in front of their net. Most of the  boats  used 15 ftms legs, and 15 ftms ground cables before their net. During this time period, fish stocks were good and sustainable. Lets talk about THE WIRE BEFORE THE NET. The wire used before the net makes a mud cloud when it  makes contact with the ocean bottom and most fish will not cross this mud cloud. This  called  fish herding.  Read the rest here 09:26