Effectiveness of bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) in the ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) trawl fishery

Authors: 

Hannah, R. W., and S. A. Jones

Year: 

2007

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Publisher Address: 

Elsevier B.V. Radarweg 29 1043 NX Amsterdam The Netherlands

Volume (Issue #): 

85(1-2)

Page #s: 

217-225

Contact information: 

bob.w.hannah@state.or.us
Summary: 
The requirement, in 2003, that trawl vessels fishing for ocean shrimp use bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) has reduced fish bycatch by between 66% and 88% from historical (pre-BRD) levels. Data collected from a trawl experiment testing a rigid-grate BRD with 19-mm bar spacing suggest that bycatch in the ocean shrimp fishery can be reduced further, perhaps below 5% of total catch.