Field Study 295

Northern Australia

Article: 

Target catch: 

Prawns

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Did not significantly reduce the catch of prawns

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced the number of sea snakes caught by 87% when the Popeye Fishbox was placed 70 meshes from codend (no analysis was done when the device was placed 100 meshes from codend draw strings)

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

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