Cumulative selectivity benefits of increasing mesh size and using escape gaps in Australian Portunus armatus traps

Southeastern Australia


Target catch: 

Blue swimmer crab (P. armatus)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

No effect

Effect on bycatch species: 

87% reduction in yellowfin bream, 84% reduction in undersized crab

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: