The composite square-mesh panel: a modification to codends for reducing unwanted bycatch and increasing catches of prawns throughout the New South Wales oceanic prawn-trawl fishery

Authors: 

Broadhurst, M.K. and S.J. Kennelly

Year: 

1997

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fishery Bulletin

Volume (Issue #): 

95

Page #s: 

653-664
Summary: 
Composite-panel codend netting decreased catch of non-target species, including commercially important whiting, while increasing catches of prawns in the NSW, Australia oceanic prawn-trawl fishery. Increases in retained octopus and red mullet and discarded eastern blue spot flathead (probably due to their large size) were observed.