UK – A discards research project “Utilisation of discards in bait”, funded by Seafish and Defra, has identified new uses for species commonly discarded due to weak or absent markets.
The Defra initiative ’Fishing for the Markets (2011)’ highlighted that commonly discarded fish could be used to balance the current shortage of bait in the supply chain. The undersupply issue could be solved by using discards that are not fit for human consumption as pot bait.
Michaela Archer at Seafish said: “The bait market has capacity to be a solution for the utilisation of discarded fish, but needs further investigation in terms of feasibility, storage, transportation, costs, handling and further investment on a local and national level.” … Keep Reading…
Article Source: : SC Fishing