Trawlshare Resources

Welcome! This exclusive page is designed to give you all the information you need to learn more about our trawls and protocols, before you receive a trawl and begin your research.


First, please download our Trawl Protocols here

 


Next, explore detailed information about each of our trawls

 

The Manta Trawl weighs 18 pounds and is 1.5 meters wide, made of aluminum with a 3 meters long, fine-mesh net. The mouth of the trawl is 60 centimeters wide, with two 45 centimeter floating wings on either side. It can be towed alongside a boat or stationed in a river to capture floating plastic on the water's surface while filtering debris through a fine-mesh net.

 

 
5gyres high speed trawl

Available in 2018, the High Speed Mini Trawl is smaller and lighter than the Manta; at 15 pounds it is designed to skim the water's surface at higher speeds, up to 8 knots. It has a 14 centimeter wide opening with two 50 centimeter wide wings, and can be towed alongside a boat or stationed in a river to capture floating plastic on the water's surface while filtering debris through a fine-mesh net.


Finally, please watch this instructional video on how to use and operate the trawls.



We’re honored that you’ve chosen to apply to the 5 Gyres TrawlShare program and will be in touch soon. Please reach out to carolynn[at]5gyres.org with any questions.