Clean Catch UK launches new bycatch reporting app, designed with fishermen, on #WorldWildlifeDay
Thursday, March 04, 2021, 07:00 (GMT + 9)
Clean Catch UK researchers have formed a unique collaboration with members of the UK fishing industry to produce an app designed to gather data on accidental wildlife bycatch.
Clean Catch UK have launched an innovative new app, developed with and for the fishing industry. The app, supported by Defra and developed by Cefas and AST, is designed to be easy to use alongside fishing as usual activities, enabling crews to record vital information about their catch, including bycatch (the unintended capture or entanglement of non-target species in fishing gear) whilst at sea. The Clean Catch UK programme is a UK-wide network of organisations invested in the monitoring and reduction of accidental wildlife bycatch, working at the national, regional and – in this case – local level with members of the fishing industry, scientists, policy makers, and conservation organ... FULL STORY