Tensioning gillnet

Increasing the overall tension across the surface area of net panels such as by increasing floation on the float line while simultaneously increasing the weight on the lead line.

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

North Carolina

Target catch: 

Spanish mackerel, menhaden, spot

Effect on bycatch species: 

The proportion of hammer-wrapped bonnethead sharks was significantly higher in the 4" unmodified net

Effect on target catch: 

Did not reduce catch rates

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

North Carolina, USA

Target catch: 

Spanish mackerel and spot

Effect on bycatch species: 

Significantly reduced bycatch of some shark species

Effect on target catch: 

No difference in similar mesh size in Spanish mackerel fishery or the spot fishery. The trend was for higher catch rates in modified nets in the spot fishery.

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