Pelagic trawl

Published by: HVC

Date: 05 November, 2020

This fishing method is where one trawl is towed in mid-water between two vessels (also known as pair trawling) to target pelagic fish. The height of the net in the water column can be changed by altering vessel speed and length of wire out. The nets can be very large as big as 240 metres wide and 160 metres deep but the mesh size in the mouth of the trawl are huge sometimes as big as 50 metres long.