Field Study 555

Article: 

Northern Australia

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 sharks and rays by 35% when the Popeye Fishbox was placed 70 meshes from the codend draw strings and by 27% when it was placed 100 meshes from the codend draw strings

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: