Fishermen are being asked to participate in short informal interviews to to capture fishermen’s knowledge and experience of entanglements.
Launched in June 2018, the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) is a partnership between six organisations dedicated to promoting and protecting Scotland’s wildlife, heritage and sustainable marine industries. Initiated by the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF), SEA will work closely with the Scottish inshore fishing industry to provide a co-ordinated, comprehensive monitoring and engagement programme to better understand the scale and impact of marine animal entanglements in our waters.
SEA aims to:
– Raise awareness of marine animal entanglements amongst fishermen and other marine users;
– Provide a platform for fishermen to suggest and discuss best practise solutions to this problem;
– Provide opportunities and support for fishermen to become more involved in entanglement research and disentanglement efforts;
– Better understand the socio-economic impact of marine animal entanglements on the Scottish fishing fleet;
– Assess the risk and impact of entanglements to marine animals at an individual and population level.
For more information about the SEA or to take part in the fishermen’s anonymous and confidential interview click here