On electrical fishing for brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) II. Sea trials

Authors: 

Polet, H., F. Delanghe, and R. Verschoore

Year: 

2005

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Volume (Issue #): 

72

Page #s: 

13-27
Summary: 
Modified ground gear in the North Sea brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) bottom trawl fishery utilized electromagnetic deterrents and a raised groundrope to obtain catch separation. Preliminary results of the modified gear indicate a selective effect on fish and invertebrate species. Bycatch of various fish and invertebrate species were decreased with a negligible effect on shrimp catch. The results showed great promise, but the authors indicate more testing is necessary.