Do rare-earth metals deter spiny dogfish? A feasibility study on the use of electropositive

Authors: 

Tallack, S.M.L. and J.W. Mandelman

Year: 

2009

Journal/Publisher Name: 

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Volume (Issue #): 

66

Contact information: 

S.M.L. Tallack Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial Street Portland, ME 04101 USA
Summary: 
A rare-earth metal alloy (cerium/lanthanide) was tested to determine if it would reduce bycatch of spiny lobster on longlines and rod and reel gear in the Gulf of Maine. Laboratory and field trials showed no significant reduction in dogfish catch.