Industry trials of a modified sea scallop dredge to minimize the catch of sea turtles

Authors: 

DuPaul, W.D., D.B. Rudders, and R.J. Smolowitz

Year: 

2004

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Final Report to NMFS. VIMS Marine Resource Report No.2 2004-12
Summary: 
A chain mat placed on Northwest Atlantic dredge gear eliminated bycatch of sea turtles: loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermocheles coriacea), and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas). The chain mat reduced catch by 6.71%.