Mitigating the bycatch of giant cuttlefish Sepia apama and blue swimmer crabs Portunus armatus in an Australian penaeid-trawl fishery


Spencer Gulf

Target catch: 

King prawn

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Catch of target species was not affected

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced capture of giant cuttlefish and blue swimmer crabs by 30-50%

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: