A Case for Collaboration
In 2002 new line-weighting standards were brought in by CCAMLR1 for Antarctic vessels using automated baiting/setting systems. These were to reduce the risk of seabirds becoming caught on baited hooks.
Malcolm believes that if you took away any one of the parties that was involved in developing IW line – the fishing company, the government, the scientists or the gear manufacturer, then the whole thing wouldn’t have got off the ground. Everybody put in time and some money and this allowed the concept to develop into commercially available fishing gear.
In this highly readable book, with a foreword by our own Patron, HRH Prince of Wales, Robin W. Doughty and Virginia Carmichael put Malcolm's IW line in context, describing an "unlikely" alliance of governments, conservation groups, and fishermen.