Invertebrates

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

North Coast, Australia

Target catch: 

Prawns: White Banana (Fenneropenaeus merguiensis), Red-legged Banana (F. indicus), Brown Tiger (Penaeus esculentus), Grooved Tiger (P. semisulcatus), Blue Endeavour (Metapenaeus endeavouri), and Red Endeavour (M. ensis)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced bycatch if small individuals by 37.6%

Effect on target catch: 

Increased by .05%

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Southeastern Australia

Target catch: 

Blue swimmer crab (P. armatus)

Effect on bycatch species: 

87% reduction in yellowfin bream, 84% reduction in undersized crab

Effect on target catch: 

No effect

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Skagerrak, Norway

Target catch: 

Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Effect on bycatch species: 

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

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.

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Study Type: 

Study in the lab

Target catch: 

Shrimp tended to do a tail flip in response to some electric pulses and ragworm showed a squirming response independent of the frequency.

Effect on bycatch species: 

N/A

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Spencer Gulf

Target catch: 

King prawn

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced capture of giant cuttlefish and blue swimmer crabs by 30-50%

Effect on target catch: 

Catch of target species was not affected

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Spencer Gulf

Target catch: 

Prawn

Effect on bycatch species: 

Small and large grids reduced number and weight of cuttlefish and crabs

Effect on target catch: 

Small grid caught less prawns compared to large grid and control nets

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