Our Projects: Batwings
Reducing seabed impact/greenhouse emissions of trawlers in Moreton Bay.
Project Managers / Authors:
Dave Sterling; Sam Stone; Linda Cupitt
Timeframe: January 2008 – June 2010
- Design and manufacture a set of ‘Batwing’ trawl boards suitable for Moreton Bay trawlers. ‘Batwing’ boards can greatly reduce contact of trawl gear with the sea floor – reducing disturbance, bycatch and fuel consumption;
- Boards to be trialled on-board Moreton Bay trawler;
- Promotion of outcomes of the trial, the triple bottom-line benefits and potential for widespread industry adoption.
• Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) Envirofund