The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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The Eliminator

It may sound like the name of the destructive robot in the next big action movie, but the Eliminator is actually a lifesaver: it reduces bycatch of cod in the haddock bottom trawl fishery.

The winning fishing gear takes advantage of the behaviour differences of fish: haddock swim upward when they encounter the net and are captured in the smaller mesh upper section, whereas cod and other groundfish caught in the tow swim downward and escape easily through the large mesh openings.

By separating and releasing bycatch at the mouth of the net, the Eliminator reduces the potential for damage and mortality.

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