The effect of artificial illumination on Chinook salmon behavior and their escapement out of a midwater trawl bycatch reduction device

Newport, Oregon, USA


Target catch: 

Pacific hake (Merluccius productus)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

Effect on bycatch species: 

Artificial illumination can influence where Chinook salmon exit out of a bycatch reduction device, and can be used to enhance overall escapement.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: