Reduction of seal-induced catch and gear damage by modification of trap-net design: Design principles for a seal-safe trap net

Authors: 

Suuronen, P., A. Siira, T. Kauppinen, R. Riikonen, E. Lehtonen, and H. Harjunpaa

Year: 

2006

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Volume (Issue #): 

79

Page #s: 

129-138
Summary: 
A trap-net modification reduced seal-induced [Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and Ringed seal (Phoca hispida botnica)] catch and gear damage in the northern Baltic Sea trap-net fishery for salmon (Salmo salar) and whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). Target catch remained the same or increased in four of five modified traps.