Field Study 718

Article: 

Cornwall

Target catch: 

Monkfish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

One incidentally caught harbor porpoise; significant reduction in the number of porpoise clicks at nets with pingers. Pinger effects stronger at quiet sites; no habituation observed, exclusion of porpoises following pinger use for as much as 7 hrs

Bycatch species: 

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