Improving release efficiency of cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in the Barents Sea demersal trawl fishery by stimulating escape behavior

Finnmark (northern Norway)

Target catch: 

Demersal fish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

Effect on bycatch species: 

Escape behavior of haddock can be triggered by mechanical stimulation and were slightly affected by light. Cod did not react significantly to the presence of mechanical stimulation or LED light stimulation.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: