Terrapins

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Study Type: 

Study in the lab

Location: 

Kiwah Island, South Carolina

Target catch: 

Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Consumable bait had the greatest effect on terrapin entrapment relative to the presence of con-specifics and non-baited crab pots

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

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Field study in the wild

Location: 

Lake Opinicon, Canada

Target catch: 

sunfish, bullheads, yellow perch, rock bass, black crappie

Effect on bycatch species: 

60% of turtles escaped through large hole in net

Effect on target catch: 

77% of fish escaped through large hole in net

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Lake Opinicon, Canada

Target catch: 

sunfish, bullheads, yellow perch, rock bass, black crappie

Effect on bycatch species: 

All turtles escaped from the chimney opening

Effect on target catch: 

Retained 88% of target catch

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Lake Opinicon, Canada

Target catch: 

Bluegill and other bony fish

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.

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.

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