Fishermen are invited to participate in the INdIGO survey which is looking to develop more environmentally friendly fishing gear which best meets their needs and expectations.
The survey has two sections :
Section 1 : Technical questionnaire
This section will contribute to develop an inventory of the types of plastics currently in use in the fishing and aquaculture sectors. The results of the survey will enable the project to find out more about abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear in order to assess what happens to it and to improve the recycling of end of life gear.
For this section, the Cefas (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), will use their teams of Fisheries Observers to contact fishermen direct to conduct telephone interviews which will take about 15 minutes to complete.
Section 2 : Behaviour questionnaire
The aim is to identify what might or might not encourage fishermen to adopt fishing gear biodegradable in the marine environment.
The results gathered in this section of the survey will allow the project partners to improve and optimise the prototype fishing gear at each stage of manufacture. The fishermen will then be invited to test the new prototypes of fishing gear during their daily activities and give essential feedback on their use.
This section is to be completed directly online.
Would you like to be contacted directly by CEFAS in order to answer the INdIGO survey? Send us your details below: