Fishing Methods

Gary Howard

Gary is endorsed to use the following fishing methods to responsibly harvest local sustainable seafood:

NSW Estuary Prawn Trawl Fishery

Gary uses a bycatch reduction device called a blubber shoot, to allow any unwanted catch to escape unharmed. This device effectively selects out larger animals through an escape opening, whilst the prawns swim through and are retained in the cod end or posterior end of the net. The cod end is constructed of square shaped mesh, which is designed to aid the release of small prawn whilst fishing.

Large prawns are sorted, cooked and chilled on the boat, whilst smaller green ‘raw’ prawns are chilled on ice to supply demand for locally source recreational fishing bait.