Which fishing techniques and gear are used ? 

Numerous fishing techniques are used; they can be divided into two groups, based on the kind of fishing gear used:

In motion, active fishing gear will catch animals on the sea bed or in the water as it moves. Conversely, passive fishing gear, also called “dormant fishing gear”, remains immobile and catches animals when they move.

What kinds of passive fishing gear are there?

Find out more about this kind of fishing gear


What other kinds of fishing techniques are there ?

Find out more about these techniques
Graphic representation of fishing techniques on the ProcSea purchasing platform.

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Once you log into the platform, you can access the following information:

  • Fishing gear and fishing technique used (regulation (CE) no 26/2004).
  • The catch or production area (FAO)
  • Origin - Landing: landing port, production area or country
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