Testing of an industry-designed bycatch reduction device to reduce the incidental catch of Pacific halibut in a groundfish bottom trawl fishery

US West Coast


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

93.3% of arrowtooth flounder, 99% of Dove sole, 96.9% of petrale sole, 96.9% of shortspine thronyhead and 90% of sablefish were retained

Effect on bycatch species: 

83.7% (weight) and 74.3% (number) of Pacific halibut were able to escape

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: