The efficacy of illumination to reduce bycatch of eulachon and groundfishes before trawl capture in the eastern North Pacific ocean shrimp fishery

Oregon, USA


Target catch: 

Ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

No change in average catch efficiency or length-dependent catch efficiency.

Effect on bycatch species: 

Illumination reduced bycatch of eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) and yellowtail rockfish (Sebastes flavidus), but did not result in significant changes in the bycatch of other rockfish (Sebastes spp.) and flatfish

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: