Examining the potential use of artificial illumination to enhance Chinook salmon escapement out a bycatch reduction device in a Pacific hake midwater trawl


Target catch: 

Pacific hake

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Pacific hake continued to swim into the codend

Effect on bycatch species: 

Chinook were able to escape out of the escape window; Rockfish bycatch was reduced by 32.4%

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: