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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Pair team progress - Lapwing and Budding Rose

The Peterhead pair team Budding Rose and the Lapwing are picked by VesselTracker's AIS - the track left shows that the two boats are clearly pair trawling - towing a single net between the two boats - this reduces the amount of drag on the seabed as the method does not require the net to be spread by the use of trawl doors - both boats towing a single net provides plenty of spread and allows longer sweeps or bridles to be used - generally, this method provides a much bigger catch return than simply doubling the catch for using lees fuel...

the boats are working grounds south south east of the Shetlands.