Franciscana bycatch is not reduced by acoustically reflective or physically stiffened gillnets

Authors: 

Bordino, P., Mackay, A.I., Werner, T.B., Northridge, S.P., and Read, A.J.

Year: 

2013

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Endangered Species Research

Volume (Issue #): 

21

Page #s: 

1-12

Contact information: 

bordino@aquamarina.org
Summary: 

Experimental trials were carried out in Argentina comparing franciscana bycatch rates in standard gillnets with gillnets with increased acoustic reglectivity by infusion with barium sulphate (BaSO4) and increased flexural stiffness of the nylon twine. There was no significant difference in franciscana bycatch rates or target catch rates among the three net types.