"The ULOT will drastically reduce those round species while retaining 100% flat species and monkfish. In my own experience I believe I caught more flatfish and monkfish using the ULOT.Dan Murphy Commercial Fisherman, F/V Tribiah Lee
Apply for the free ULOT net
Apply for a fully customized ULOT net specifically designed for your vessel. You'll be able to keep and use the net, and we will also pay you an additional $6,000 to use it. Application deadline: December 31, 2023.
- A groundfish fleet equipped with the best possible trawling gear for optimized performance.
- Refined development of the ULOT, finely tuned by commercial fishers under commercial conditions.
- Confirmation that the ULOT significantly reduces catches of overfished Atlantic cod and haddock, and maintains catches of abundant flatfish species.
- Confirmation of the economic benefits of using the ULOT and the potential to increase fishing time, including greater utilization of existing flatfish quota and reduced risk of fishers having to cease or curtail fishing activity because they have no remaining cod quota or cannot source additional cod quota.
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