Midwater Trawling

midwater trawling

Trawling or Dragging is the method of fishing responsible for the greatest percentage of fishery landings. Trawling is simply described as towing a net through water.

Mid-water trawlers tow a funnel-shaped net through the water column between the surface and the bottom, targeting mid-level pelagic fish, such as true cod and pollock, resulting in less impact on fishery habitat and less bycatch.