Izmir Bay, Turkey
Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch:
Trial 1, experimental net 1 caught 17% fewer prawns than the control net. Trial 2, experimental net 2 caught 2% fewer prawns than the control net.
Effect on bycatch species:
Trial 1, experimental net caught 44% fewer crabs and mantis shrimp and 49% fewer murex than control net. Trial 2, experimental net 1 caught 66% fewer crabs, 27% fewer mantis shrimp and 32% fewer murex, while experiemnetal net 2 caught 51% fewer crabs,