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Size selectivity and length-dependent escape behaviour of haddock in a sorting device combining a grid and a square mesh panel
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-04)
Size selectivity of a new sorting section combining a sorting grid and a square mesh panel was tested for haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in the Barents Sea demersal trawl fishery. Sampling data for a wide size range enabled investigating the selection process for this species in detail, both for the grid and the square mesh panel. Contrary to earlier studies modelling size selectivity for grids ...
Size selection of cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in the Northeast Atlantic bottom trawl fishery with a newly developed double steel grid system
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-06)
In recent years, Norwegian fishermen have reported problems with fish accumulation in front of the mandatory sorting grids (Sort-X, Sort-V, and Flexigrid). These problems are associated with high fish entry rates and low water flow through the grid sections. In this study, we replaced the lifting panel in the original design of a sorting grid section (Sort-V) by another steel grid (“lower grid”) in ...
Could green artificial light reduce bycatch during Barents Sea Deep-water shrimp trawling?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-31)
The Nordmøre grid is widely used in shrimp trawls to reduce the bycatch of fish species. However, small-sized fish species and juveniles still pass through the grid and enter the codend, along with the targeted shrimp. This bycatch of small fish has a negative impact on the ecosystem due to increased fish mortality, and leads to additional sorting work onboard. Some small-sized fish that enter the ...
Effect of Bait Type and Bait Size on Catch Efficiency in the European Hake Merluccius merluccius Longline Fishery
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-21)
We investigated the effect of bait type and bait size on the catch ef fi ciency of a demersal longline fi shery targeting European Hake Merluccius merluccius in the North Sea. Automation of the labor-intensive processes onboard fi shing vessels requires fi nding alternatives to the traditional bait used in the fi shery (i.e., whole European Pilchard Sardina pilchardus ). Of the six ...
The effect of Nordmøre grid length and angle on codend entry of bycatch fish species and shrimp catches
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-18)
The Nordmøre grid is regarded as an efficient bycatch reducing device and is used in various shrimp trawl fisheries globally. However, in some shrimp fisheries bycatch remains a problem that seriously impacts commercial trawl activities. This study tested and compared the performance of two versions of the Nordmøre grid in the Northeast Arctic Deepwater Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) fishery; a standard ...
Catch Efficiency of Groundgears in a Bottom Trawl Fishery: A Case Study of the Barents Sea Haddock
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-10)
The catch efficiency of two types of groundgear—a conventional rockhopper and a new type of groundgear called the semicircular spreading gear (SCSG)—was investigated through experimental fishing for Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus conducted in the Barents Sea. A retainer bag was attached behind the footrope of the trawl, and the number of fish that were overrun by the trawl was compared with the ...