Marine Biology

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 283–288 | Cite as

A new multiple rectangular midwater trawl (RMT 1+8M) and some modifications to the institute of oceanographic sciences' RMT 1+8

  • H. S. J. Roe
  • D. M. Shale


A new multiple rectangular midwater trawl (the RMT 1+8M) is described. It consists of three 1 m2 and three 8 m2 mouth area nets combined within the same frame and is based upon the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences RMT 1+8. It is acoustically operated and controlled and has been successfully used to a depth of 4500 m. The condition of the catch is excellent and use of the multiple net has resulted in considerable saving in ship's time. Some modifications to the existing RMT 1+8 are also described.


Mouth Area Considerable Saving Midwater Trawl Rectangular Midwater Trawl 
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© Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. S. J. Roe
    • 1
  • D. M. Shale
    • 1
  1. 1.Instutute of Oceanographic SciencesGodalmingEngland

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