Atlantic Ocean, central west (FAO 31)
Bottom otter trawl
The Surinamese seabob fishery in the coastal waters of Suriname is [MSC certified] since 2011. In 2017 the certificate is renewed. The fishery on seabob happens all year long. The seabob fishermen supply there catches to local fleet managers and processing companies of Heiploeg Suriname and Namoona/SAIL. The seabob fishery is very important to the local economy. Fishing is done with [bottom otter trawls]/twinrigTwinrig/Multirig:
A technique whereby one ship pulls out an assembly of two bottom otter trawls side to side. With the help of rubber cables, a vibration is released on the seabed that scares fish. This is a lighter variant within the bottom trawl fishery, and is also called a double bottom trawl. .