The 26 metres f/v Petros Maria from Kyllini in Greece has used her pair of 2,2 metres Mercury 2,0r semi-pelagic
trawl doors for a year with very good results.
Skipper Petros Giavasis is very pleased with the Mercury trawl doors but they catch demersal species in 40
to 80 fathoms and large red shrimp in 300 fathoms depth. They have improved fishing since they had the
Mercury 2,0r trawl doors and reduced operational cost with less fuel consumption because of far less resistance
compared with their older 2,6 square metres trawl doors.
“I love the Mercury trawl doors” said skipper Petros Giavasis “they have made me a better fisherman”.
During a very successful sea trail last week Polar’s representative joined a group from Scanmar after
installation of Scanmar equipment. Skipper Petros was all smile “my eyes have been opened to new dimension
in trawl fishing”.