The efficiency of a bycatch reduction device used in skimmer trawls in the Florida shrimp fishery

Authors: 

Warner, D.A., McMillen-Jackson, A.L., Bert, T.M., Crawford, C.R.

Year: 

2004

Journal/Publisher Name: 

North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Volume (Issue #): 

24

Page #s: 

853-864

Contact information: 

theresa.bert@fwc.state.fl.us
Summary: 
The Florida fisheye (FFE) bycatch reduction device was tested in a skimmer trawl fishery in Florida. Trawls equipped with the FFE had significantly lower finfish bycatch than the control nets but there was no difference in the quantity of shrimp caught between the two nets. The amount of reduction in finfish bycatch in the FFE equipped nets did vary by season and among fish species.