Field Study 782

Nantucket Sound

Article: 

Target catch: 

Loligo squid

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

The vee excluder removed more squid (53-69%) from the net compared to the ring excluder (7-58%).

Effect on bycatch species: 

The two extensions were able to remove scup at mean rates of 86-100% , although small (<10 cm FL) scup were not excluded. No difference in removal rates between the two extensions.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: