This paper describes trials with a net monitoring cable on board FV Saga Sea. The solution as described in the permit for using a third cable was abandoned at an early stage, as it was operable only when using one trawl behind the vessel. Trawling from the two beams caused practical difficulties and could not be implemented. Aker Biomarine has during this period standardized their trawl gears and procedures for their three vessels. Accordingly, Saga Sea has introduced the same trawl rigging as used on Antarctic Sea and has also included the same operating approach for the net monitoring cable. The experience from those trials are also included in this document.
Dr Olav Godø (Norway)
Dr Odd Aksel Bergstad (Norway)