Sobers R. Report on the vertical longline and bottom longline training workshop held at the Fisheries Division, 08 to 14 March, 1999. Fisheries Division Report No.2.

The objective of this workshop was to improve the skills and techniques of five (5) members of the Fisheries Division staff and ten (10) fishers from the industry through the introduction of the vertical longline and bottom longline fishing methods to improve upon the fishing effort of fishers who operate on the deep slopes and near shore fishery resources of Barbados.

The methods of fishing technology identified were:

  • Vertical longline method
  • Bottom longline method

These methods of fishing were perceived as being an appropriate alternative to the current methods of fish traps (pots) and hand lines in targeting the same species of fish.