Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch:
Florida fisheye BRD retained shrimp. The large-mesh extended-mesh funnel BRD had low shrimp loss at Tarpon Springs but at Biscayne Bay shrimp loss was significant. The simulator cone (used with both BRD's) resulted in significant shrimp loss.
Effect on bycatch species:
Florida fisheye bycatch reduction device (BRD) did not significantly reduce finfish bycatch. The large-mesh extended-mesh funnel BRD significantly reduced bycatch. The simulator cone (used with both BRD's) significantly reduced bycatch.