Story: Fishing industry

Reducing by-catch

Reducing by-catch

The SLED (Sea Lion Exclusion Device) is designed to reduce the number of marine mammals such as seals and sea lions that are trapped in the trawl nets of squid-fishing boats. The device allows sea lions to escape through the top hatch, while squid pass through a metal grid and get caught at the end of the net.

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New Zealand Seafood Industry Council
Reference: Seafood New Zealand 10 no.10 (2002)
Artwork by Richard Parker

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - The fishery in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/6377/reducing-by-catch (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006