Performance in 2005 of an alternative leader design on the bycatch of sea turtles and the catch of finfish in Chesapeake Bay pound nets, offshore Kiptopeake, VA: Data and results of preliminary analyses

Authors: 

DeAlteris, J., R. Silva, E. Estey, K. Tesla, and T. Newcomb

Year: 

2005

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Final report to NMFS. DeAlteris Associates, Inc., Jamestown, RI
Summary: 
An alternative leader design reduced loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle interactions in a Chesapeake Bay pound net fishery for finfish. There was no change in catch of weakfish (Cynoscion regalis), croaker (Micropogonias undulates), and harvestfish (Peprilus alepidotus).