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The efficiency of sieve-panels for bycatch separation in Nephrops trawls
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-11)
This study investigated the efficiency of a sieve‐panel concept, intended to separate bycatch species from <i>Nephrops</i> (Norway lobster) in a trawl gear via mechanical and behavioural means. Four different designs of varying panel mesh size or inclination were tested in experimental fishing. For each design, the length‐dependent sieving efficiency, defined as the fraction of <i>Nephrops</i> or ...
Predictive framework for codend size selection of brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) in the North Sea beam-trawl fishery
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-16)
The brown shrimp (<i>Crangon crangon</i>) fishery is of great socio-economic importance to coastal communities on the North Sea. The fishery is exploited by beam trawlers often using codends with very small mesh sizes, leading to concerns about catch rates of undersized shrimp. However, little information is available on codend size selection, making it difficult to provide scientifically based ...
Broadening the horizon of size selectivity in trawl gears
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-12)
The discussion of alternative harvest patterns in commercial fisheries has been raised by stock assessment and fishery modelers, especially in the wider context of balanced harvesting. But often, these theoretical approaches propose alternative exploitation patterns that are difficult to achieve within the current limitations in the selectivity characteristics of fishing gears, such as trawl gears. ...