|Our environmental responsability|
|The sea is more than a working environment for fishermen, it is also a passion. As well as measures to protect the flora and fauna which it has undertaken for a number of years, Scapêche participates in numerous scientific research programmes:|
Scapêche works with producers' organisations and IFREMER on management proposals which might add to the existing system, to protect virgin and/or sensitive zones, as well as avoidance measures for small fish, and improvements to fishing gear.
We estimate that only about 10% of the total area of the sea-floor from 500 to 1500 metres is trawled today. It should be noted that the trawled surface is geographically constant (no sequential exhausting of zones)
The cost of an equipped trawl (nearly €100,000) forces the person using it to avoid any zone with a potential risk to his equipment (especially in coral zones). Skippers are moreover very experienced and technological improvements to the trawl give conclusive results in selectivity and limiting the impact on the flora and fauna.