Entries by Antonello Sala

First Call for abstracts to ICES/FAO WGFTFB23

The International ICES/FAO WG on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB) taking place 13-17 February 2023 (Kochi, India) will be the first physical meeting since 2019, and as such will be an important event for relaunching the groups primary function of exchanging important research findings, innovations and building of dynamic new networks and collaborations. Call […]

Underwater footages in bottom trawling

I am involved in a project focused on understanding, through underwater footage in bottom trawling, the efficacy of selection grids and gaining basic information on the behaviour of fish/shrimps towards them. Hauls will be performed at depths ranging from 100 to 200 m. In my institute, we have always worked with GoPros and deepwater housings […]

Potential producer for MiniSeine system

Several of you know about the work on the MiniSeine as potential alternative gear for some gillnet fisheries in areas with high seal depredation rates on gillnets like the Baltic Sea. Some work on the gear is ongoing in Sweden (SLU), some work has been done in Denmark (DTU), and the first trials in German […]

SAVE THE DATE: ICES-FAO WGFTFB23 (Cochin, India, 13-17 Feb 2023)

During the recent FAO Committee on Fisheries meeting (COFI35), interest in co-hosting WGFTFB23 was communicated by the government of India and today we are now able to confirm this. The agreed WGFTFB23 dates and location are as follows: dates 13-17 February 2023 location, Cochin, India The meeting is being planned as being primarily a physical […]

FAO Webinar on Fishing Gear Recycling

Cloud Recording and Presentations – FAO Webinar on Fishing Gear Recycling: Technical/scientific discussion and case studies and practical examples is now available From 2020 onwards, the Fishing Technology and Operations team (NFIFO) at FAO has been collaborating closely with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under the joint IMO/FAO GloLitter Partnerships project (https://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/PartnershipsProjects/Pages/GloLitter-Partnerships-Project-.aspx). GloLitter assists developing […]

Offshore wind installations for electrical generation

Request for Expressions of Interest More and more countries are developing offshore wind installations for electrical generation. Some already have installed large numbers of turbines. The existing and proposed installations often overlap with existing commercial fisheries. In some regions, the fishing industry has expressed concern that fishing will be completely displaced due to several concerns, […]

ICES-FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour 2021 Report

The 2021 Report of the ICES-FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB; outputs from 2021) is now available on the WGFTFB community page. The citation for this report is: ICES, 2022. ICES-FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB; outputs from 2021). ICES Scientific Reports. 4:33. 200 pp (http://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.19874206) WGFTFB […]