Field Study 641


Gulf of Maine

Target catch: 

Pink shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

The catch and size of pink shrimp was not significantly different between the Nordmore Grid and Rope Grid

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced the bycatch of silver hake, red hake, American plaice and witch flounder compared to the Nordmore Grid and allowed larger fish to escape

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: