Performance of a bycatch reduction device in the shrimp fishery of the Gulf of California, Mexico

Authors: 

Garcia-Caudillo J.M. , M.A. Cisneros-Mata, and A. Balmori-Ramirez

Year: 

2000

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Biological Conservation

Volume (Issue #): 

92(2)

Page #s: 

199-205
Summary: 

A square mesh/extended funnel bycatch reduction device (BRD) tested in the bottom trawl shrimp fishery in the Gulf of California decreased bycatch by 40% when compared to control trawls. On average, the BRD excluded 37% of finfish species, including the endangered Totoaba macdonaldi, but it also reduced shrimp catch by approximately 7%.