Bycatch and release of pelagic megafauna in industrial trawler fisheries off Northwest Africa

Authors: 

Zeeberg, J., Corten, A., Graff, E.

Year: 

2006

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Volume (Issue #): 

78

Page #s: 

186-195

Contact information: 

jaapjan.zeeberg@wur.nl
Summary: 

The addition of a filter grid (inclined at ca. 20 degrees) that leads to an escape tunnel in trawl nets allowed 100% of rays and turtles to escape, 75% of manta rays, 40% of billfish and between 20-75% of sharks to escape.