Field Study


Lake Opinicon, Canada

Target catch: 

Bluegill and other bony fish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Fish catch rates were not impacted by either excluder device. The majority (88%) of fish were retained when the escape chimney was used.

Effect on bycatch species: 

The exclusion device with bars across the net significantly reduced turtle catch rates. All turtles were able to escape through the escape chimney.

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

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