Field Study 739

Article: 

South Carolina

Target catch: 

None reported

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

There were no differences in the catch rates of several fish species, including Atlantic croaker, oyster toadfish, black sea bass and bluefish when magnets were used.

Effect on bycatch species: 

Neodymium-iron-boron magnets significantly reduced catches of Atlantic sharpnose shark and smooth dogfish.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: