Recent research suggests that 20% of a typical commercial long liner’s catch is ‘discard’. Blast fishing remains popular amongst many tuna fishermen as a means of increasing catch. But traditional pole and line fishing techniques – where schooling tuna are flipped en masse on to boats by fishermen using flexible rods and hooks – are far more selective, avoid by-catch and provide more jobs.
Not only it is more environmental friendy, it provides more jobs.
Watch this video on commercial trawl fishing.