UK Gear Forum

05 August 2022

The AIFCA has accepted a position on the UK Gear Forum. The UK Gear Forum discusses and advance sustainability (economic, environmental and social) in all (mobile and static) wild capture fisheries, through the lens of selective gear innovations. The Forum’s work programme will be guided by four principles: · Principle 1 - Bycatch: gear innovations which minimise bycatch. Principle 2 – Minimising seabed impacts: gear innovations which advance the elimination of benthic impacts and/or sedimentary carbon disturbance. Principle 3 - Net-zero transition: gear innovations which advance greater energy efficiency in wild capture fisheries. Principle 4 – Production and use of fishing gears: innovations which advance the sustainable production and use of fishing gears.

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