Bottom trawl catch comparison in the Mediterranean Sea: Flexible Turtle Excluder Device (TED) vs traditional gear

Mediterranean Sea


Target catch: 

Demersal fish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

No significant loss of commercial weight of fish, similar rates of capture without any significant loss of sizes (with the exception of anglerfish), significant reduction of debris in the codend

Effect on bycatch species: 

Unknown (no turtles captured in either control or experimental trawls)

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: