Field Study


Chesapeake Bay

Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

There was no significant difference in the harvest weight or size selectivity of finfish between the two nets (control and experimental)

Effect on bycatch species: 

. During the study, 21 sea turtles interacted with the control net, while only 1 interaction with the experimental net occurred, which was a significant difference.

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: