Pulswing. Ontwikkeling van een vistuig voor platvis waarin pulstechniek met de SumWing is gecombineerd

C. Taal, A.J. Klok

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By integration of pulse-technique in SumWing gear (“flat beam”) a new, working and marketable pulsewing fishing gear model has been developed. This as an alternative gear for beam trawl, specifically suitable for catching sole. Economic results of pulsewing seems to be better than the results of using beam trawl and SumWing and impact on ecology is considerably less. Compared to beam trawl, less fish was landed and a lower revenues were realised per day at sea, but less fuel consumption and as a result of that lower costs shows better margins to pay other costs. Fuel consumption related to landed fish (per kilogram) shows also lower figures. In this report just calculations are made for fishing vessels of 2.000 hp. Till 2011 no smaller vessels (Eurocutters, 300 hp) were active with pulsewing fishing gear.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationDen Haag
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRapport / LEI
PublisherLEI Wageningen


  • pleuronectiformes
  • fishing vessels
  • fishing gear
  • beam trawling
  • pulse trawling
  • innovations
  • environmental impact
  • fuel consumption
  • cost benefit analysis

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