A workshop titled “New technology for the Nordic fishing fleet: Fishing gear and effective catch handling” was held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 1st & 2nd 2013.
The goal of the workshop was to disseminate the most recent research and development in the field of fishing gear and on-board handling. A primary objective of the workshop, which was funded by the Nordic Ministers of Council’s AG-fisk, was to facilitate networking between researchers and industry in the Nordic countries. The hope is that such networking will induce cooperation and knowledge transfer in the Nordic marine sector. A steering group that consisted of experts from Matís (Iceland), Havstovan (Faroe Islands), SINTEF (Norway) and CATch-fish (Denmark) was responsible for preparation of the workshop.
The workshop was attended by fifty experts in the field of fishing gear- and on-board handling R&D. With 19 presentations and lively discussions in working groups, it is safe to say that the workshop was a success and will most certainly lead to co-operative projects in the next few months.
The workshop agenda along with the presentations can be seen at the Fishing gear network website.
Full presentations can be watched at Matís’ Youtube site.
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