Fence or net barriers

Barriers erected in aquaculture and corral-type fishing gear to exclude non-target species. Barrier nets can create a separate bycatch problem based on reports of fatal entanglements that have occurred with California sea lions and humpback whales (Petras, 2003).

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild


Kerala, India

Target catch: 

Not identified

Effect on bycatch species: 

Not statistically reported; study only administered a questionnaire that collected information on the structure and design of the Dolphin Wall Net (DWN)

Effect on target catch: 

None reported


Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

Fishing Gear: