Initial tests of a bycatch reduction device designed to improve trawl selectivity in the west coast limited entry groundfish bottom trawl directed flatfish fishery

US West Coast


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

85.1% of flatfish were retained

Effect on bycatch species: 

72.1% of rockfish, 96.5% of roundfishes and 93.7% of Pacific halibut were able to escape

Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

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