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Innovation of Bait Fisheries for Live-bait Conservation

 

Key Facts

FUNDING SCHEME ICON
FUNDING SCHEME
Innovation
VALUE ICON
VALUE
£177,792
WHERE ICON
WHERE
Maldives

Summary

Pole-and-line fishers are highly dependent on live-bait to attract schools of tuna. Livebait resources are becoming increasingly scarce from over- exploitation, climate change, and other anthropogenic impacts to coral reefs, which can lead to the collapse of the tuna fishery. We will experiment with alternative stimuli to livebait (e.g. programmable LED lights, bait pods and lures) to induce skipjack into a feeding frenzy. If successful, those techniques can be applied in low-income countries to reduce dependency on livebait .
 
Status Current
Reference DARNV002
Round 28
Start 01/04/2022
End 31/03/2024

Project Leader


Project Partners
SNTech - Safety Net Technologies, IPNLF - Maldives

Website

Regions
South Asia

Countries
Maldives

Documents:
Download: Half Year Report - DARNV002 HYR2 - 05/02/2024

Download: Annual Report - DARNV002 AR1 - 06/10/2023

Download: Half Year Report - DARNV002 HYR1 - 16/03/2023

Download: Application Form - DARNV002 App - 20/05/2022