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Use of semi-pelagic trawling for reducing bycatch in shrimp trawls. Trials onboard R/V Johan Ruud 02-06 February 2015
(Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2015)
The present study evaluates whether lifting the trawl doors and sweeps from the seabed can reduce bycatch in shrimp trawl fisheries. We carried out a catch comparison and catch ratio analysis between two gear setups, one with the trawl doors and sweeps at the seabed (the traditional way) and the other with the doors and sweeps lifted. The study was carried out on American plaice. The results ...