In the Spencer Gulf prawn fishers' vessels are restricted to fish two nets with a maximum headline length of 8 fathoms (approx. 14.5m each net).
Environmentally friendly harvest methods are utilised giving our fishery the accolade of having the lowest by-catch level of any prawn fishery worldwide.
“Smart” harvest methods are also utilised by conducting a survey of the gulf before commercial fishing commences.
This enables us to know exactly where the majority of the prawns are, and also the size of the prawns in their specific areas. This way, we can protect areas of small fish and only target the larger prawn.
Condensing the number of nights fished, we not only reduce our environmental impact on the gulf, but also our carbon footprint is significantly reduced.
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