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Comparison of fishing efficiency between biodegradable PBSAT gillnets and conventional nylon (PA) gillnets
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-19)
Gillnets made of a new biodegradable resin (polybutylene succinate co-adipate-co-terephthalate (PBSAT) were tested under commercial fishing conditions to compare their fishing performance with that of conventional nylon (PA) nets. The relative catch efficiency between the two gillnet 15 types was evaluated over the entire winter fishing season for cod (<i>Gadus morhua</i>) in northern Norway. The ...
Effect of a quality-improving codend on size selectivity and catch patterns of cod in bottom trawl fishery
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-26)
A new codend concept developed and tested exhibited significantly improved quality of caught cod (<i>Gadus morhua</i>) compared to that of the conventional codend used in the Barents Sea bottom trawl fishery. However, the design of the new quality-improving codend raised concerns about its size selectivity and the possibility that higher retention probability could negatively impact the catch pattern ...
External damage to trawl-caught Northeast arctic cod (Gadus morhua): Effect of codend design
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-22)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent of external damage (gear marks, pressure injuries, ecchymosis and skin abrasion) present on trawl-caught cod (Gadus morhua) and to examine whether the extent of damage could be reduced by introducing changes in the gear. We tested whether changing the 2-panel knotted codend used by the Norwegian trawler fleet operating in the Barents Sea today ...
Comparing size selectivity of traditional and knotless diamond-mesh codends in the Iceland redfish (Sebastes spp.) fishery
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-30)
The size selectivity and usability of two diamond mesh codends, a traditional two-panel codend versus an experimental four-panel ultra-cross knotless mesh codend, were compared using the covered codend method in the Iceland redfish (<i>Sebastes norvegicus and S. viviparous</i>) fishery. Results showed that there was no significant difference in size selectivity between the codends at lengths greater ...
Industry-led fishing gear development: Can it facilitate the process?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-16)
In the reformed technical measures regulation, the European Union proposed a greater involvement of the fishing industry in the different managerial aspects of fisheries. However, having the industry as a main actor in gear development presents a new suite of challenges. The industry, while addressing an issue in the fishery, can modify several aspects of a fishing gear simultaneously, without ...