Release efficiency and selectivity of four different square mesh panel configurations in the Basque mixed bottom trawl fishery

Article: 

Bay of Biscay

Target catch: 

hake (Merluccius merluccius), megrim (Lepidorhombus, spp.), and anglerfish (Lophius spp.)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Placing the square mesh panel lower in. the trawl net panel increased escape of undersized hake

Effect on bycatch species: 

Increasing panel size increased escapes of blue whiting

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: