Field Study

Lake Opinicon, Canada
Target catch
Bluegill and other bony fish
Study Type
Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch
Fish catch rates were not impacted by either excluder device. The majority (88%) of fish were retained when the escape chimney was used.
Effect on bycatch species
The exclusion device with bars across the net significantly reduced turtle catch rates. All turtles were able to escape through the escape chimney.
Bycatch species
Fishing Gear
Reduction technique