A novel escape panel for trawl nets used in the Irish Sea Nephrops fishery

Authors: 

Briggs, R.P.

Year: 

2010

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Volume (Issue #): 

105

Page #s: 

118-124

Contact information: 

+44 22890 255503 richard.briggs@afbini.gov.uk
Summary: 
An experimental trawl net fitted with a 120 mm square-mesh escape panel was tested against the standard trawl net of the Irish Sea Nephrops fishery. The experimental net allowed 54% of juvenile haddock and 65% of juvenile whiting to escape, and there was no loss in catches of the targeted Nephrops.