Field Study 335

Chesapeake Bay, Virginia


Target catch: 

Finfish, including: Atlantic tread herring (Opisthonema oglinum), harvestfish (Peprilus alepidotus), butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus), Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) and weakfish (Cynoscion regalis)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

No difference for four species, increased catch of a fifth

Effect on bycatch species: 

Significant reduction of sea turtles bycatch

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: