Great advantage with the extra height
On the 10th of April the pair-trawlers m/v Fram and m/v Vestmenningur began their season for Silver Smelt (Argentine). Since then they have made 14 trips and caught 3.900 tons.
M/v Fram started the season using a new VÃ³nin Super Height 403 metre trawl and they have expressed great satisfaction with the new trawl. Their new Super Height has a vertical opening of 36-37 meters, whereas m/v Vestmennigur's 352 metre trawl has an opening of 28-30 meters.
With the new trawl m/v Fram has continuesly had shorter tows than m/v Vestmenningur, because they were reaching some extra layers of fish, which were higher off the seabed.
The VÃ³nin Super Height is the preferred trawl for catching Silver Smelt (Argentine), but is also used for catching other species such as Haddock, Saithe, Cod, Squid and Red Fish.
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WorldFishingToday - 09-09-2010