Trawl Door

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mtht110, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. mtht110
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    mtht110 T. Hoque

    My company want to construct some trawl door for our fishing trawler. But i don't have any idea about Trawl door design. Anyone have any trawl door design or sample? I need a trawl door design just for reference. Please help me....._t][t
     
  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    Go to the Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO) Fisheries site. Do a search for "trawl board" or "otter board" design. I know there is a report out there on design because I used it several years ago.

    FWIW, trawling is very hard on the environment and fisheries. It can tear up the bottom and by-catch is high. And don't forget the TED's.
     
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