Shorter trawls improve size selection of northern shrimp

Skagerrak, Norway


Target catch: 

Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

The trawls fished shrimp above 19 mm carapace length equally, while catch rates of shrimp below 15.5–16 mm carapace length in the shorter trawl were more than halved.

Effect on bycatch species: 

Bycatch of Norway pout was slightly reduced in the shorter trawl.

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