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General description

SORTEX is a 4-panel, rectangular-shaped tunnel connecting the trawl body to two codends, arranged vertically one upon the other. The tunnel is split o vertically by a net panel made of 400mm mesh size, mounted horizontally and with a bottom-up, backwards inclination of 4:5. The fore edge of the panel is connected on the top of a rigid frame, which shapes the main inlet of the lower codend.

Report data

Here you can find the cruise report of RV SOLEA 718.


Technical description

isometric view of SORTEX (basic drawing)

Figure above: SORTEX drawing with 100 # in circumference, click here to see SORTEX drawing with 80#