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Catch quality and size selectivity in the Barents Sea bottom trawl fishery: effect of codend design and trawling practice
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-02-15)
This study focused on two important issues on the Barents Sea bottom trawl fishery for Northeast Arctic cod (Gadus morhua L.); catch quality (i.e., the quality of the fish caught) and size selectivity. The high abundance of cod encountered in recent years in the Barents Sea, leading to subsequent large annual quotas, has led to increased interest in improving the quality of fish caught by trawls. ...