Subtask 2a,j

Subtask 2a,j

Subtask 2a. Western Mediterranean (GSA1-7), OTB

SubTask leader: Francesc Ordines

Partner(s) involved: CIBM, SZN, CONISMA

Topic(s): Midwater doors; fuel saving net design

Subtask 2b. Tyrrhenian (GSA9-10), OTB

SubTask leader: Mario Sbrana

Partner(s) involved: EO-CSIC

Topic(s): Novel otterboards (flying doors)

Subtask 2c. Central Mediterranean (GSA15-16), OTB

SubTask leader: Sergio Vitale

Partner(s) involved: CNR, ABT

Topic(s): Novel trawl design with high strength material and large meshes in the forward nettings, replacement of groundgear with bobbins to reduce friction. Conventional (e.g., polyamide, polyethylene) vs new high-strength materials in the bridles and warps.

Subtask 2d. Adriatic and Ionian (GSA17-19), OTB

SubTask leader: Pierluigi Carbonara

Partner(s) involved: COISPA, CNR, CONISMA

Topic(s): Semi-pelagic otterboards; thinner twines, high-strength material (e.g., Dyneema®). Alternative groundrope constructions (e.g., sheering plates, drop chains)

Subtask 2e. Adriatic and Ionian (GSA17-19), OTB

SubTask leader: Nedo Vrgoc

Partner(s) involved: IOF, CNR

Topic(s): New net design, semi-pelagic otterboards, high strength material

Subtask 2f. Adriatic and Ionian (GSA17-19), TBB

SubTask leader: Alessandro Lucchetti

Partner(s) involved: CNR

Topic(s): New net design, reduction of: the board inclination, the overall gear weight, and towing speed, replace the bottom-side chafer (EC Regulation 3440/1984) made of rubber with meshed netting

Subtask 2g. Eastern Mediterranean (GSA22-23), OTB

SubTask leader: Alexis Conides

Partner(s) involved: HCMR, FRI

Topic(s): Flying doors

Subtask 2h. Black Sea (GSA29), OTB

SubTask leader: Violin Raykov

Partner(s) involved: IO-BAS, NIMRD

Topic(s): Transfer of technology from advanced fisheries: more efficient otterboards and trawl design

Subtask 2i. Black Sea (GSA29), OTM (*)

SubTask leader: Cristian Danilov

Partner(s) involved: IO-BAS, NIMRD

Topic(s): New net design and use of high strength material in the forward trawl nettings

Subtask 2j. Black Sea (GSA29), TBB

SubTask leader: Violin Raykov

Partner(s) involved: IO-BAS, NIMRD

Topic(s): The conventional 8 m beam trawl will be contrasted with the Turkish Rapana trawl-like and with a novel light beam (width of 4-5 m)