Benefits of square mesh codends in Queenslands scallop and prawn trawl fisheries

Authors: 

Campbell, M. and T. Courtney

Year: 

2006

Journal/Publisher Name: 

In Bycatch Communication Network Newsletter

Volume (Issue #): 

3

Page #s: 

13-15
Summary: 
Preliminary results indicate square mesh codends on trawl gear, used with turtle excluder devices, decreased bycatch of small fish, small crabs, sea urchins, shellfish, and undersize scallops when compared to standard diamond-mesh net codends. Catch of targeted scallop and prawn were not reduced by the square mesh codends.