A simple technical measure to reduce bycatch and discard of skates and sharks in mixed-species bottom-trawl fisheries

Minch and Stanton Banks
Target catch
Study Type
Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch
Catch rates for flatfish, haddock and whiting did not differ. Larger anglerfish were caught without the 'tickler' in place
Effect on bycatch species
Removing the 'tickler' chain resulted in decreased catches of sharks and skates
Bycatch species
Fishing Gear
Reduction technique