Low-profile gillnet testing in the deep water region of Pamlico Sound, NC.

Authors: 

Price, B., Van Salisbury, C.

Year: 

2007

Journal/Publisher Name: 

North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries, Fishery Resource Grant: 06-FEG-02

Publisher Address: 

Morehead City, North Carolina

Page #s: 

24
Summary: 
Low profile gillnets with a panel height of six feet and no tie downs or additional floats had significantly fewer interactions with sea turtles and caught significantly less bycatch than standard gillnets. Catches of the target species (flounder) were also reduced in the low profile gillnets.