Effectiveness of the Nordmore grate in the Gulf of Maine Northern shrimp fishery

Authors: 

Richards, A. and L. Hendrickson

Year: 

2006

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Volume (Issue #): 

81

Page #s: 

100-106
Summary: 
A Nordmore sorting grid, which has been required in the Gulf of Maine Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) trawl fishery since 1992, was found to decrease bycatch of 8 groundfish species when observed tows before and after the grate requirement were compared. Catch rates of shrimp increased possibly due to higher catch rates of large shrimp.