Graeme Searle

Fishing vessel: Emma Louise

Main gear used: Anchored Tangle net and Anchored Gill nets

Main species caught: Turbot, Brill, Thornback ray (skate wing), Pollack, Ling, Monkfish, Cod

Graeme fishes out of Plymouth and fishes up and down the channel from time to time. His main fishing activity is “netting”. That’s a specific way of fishing by using either tangle or gill nets that are usually fixed to the seabed. It’s a very low impact fishery, as there are very small amounts of discarded or immature fish caught and probably half the time zero discards. All species he targets are fully mature fish, and this can be easily done by using specific size nets for different species.