Factors affecting elasmobranch escape from turtle excluder devices (TEDs) in a tropical penaeid-trawl fishery.

Article: 

Northern Australia

Target catch: 

Tiger prawn (Penaeus semisulcatus and P. esculentus) and endeavor prawn (Metapenaus endeavouri and M. ensus)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

Effect on bycatch species: 

TEDs facilitated the escape of large elasmobranchs, with bar spacing and TED orientation acting as important design factors affecting escape.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: