Field Study 586


Mid Atlantic Bight

Target catch: 

Longfin squid

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Longfin squid catch was reduced by 88% and 84% in numbers and weight respectively.

Effect on bycatch species: 

The square-mesh escape panel significantly reduced the average catches of scup and black sea bass. The panel also reduced catches of sublegal-size scup and black sea bass.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: