New fishing gear development

Work package 2 concerns the development of the prototype of the new fishing gear for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

The first step is the development of the formulation from biodegradable plastics. This formulation will then be transformed in order to make semi-products: a monofilament (filament composed of a single strand such as a fishing line) and multifilament (filament composed of several strands assembled together). These semi-products will then be used for the design and manufacture of prototype nets on an industrial scale. In addition, the formulation will be continuously optimised based on feedback from fishermen after each stage of the manufacturing process.

This module also includes carrying out a technico-economic study of the new fishing gear in order to anticipate the conditions necessary for its development and use and to highlight the costs and advantages of the new fishing gear.