Selective characteristics of a shark-excluding grid device in a Mediterranean trawl

Article: 

Tyrrhenian Sea

Target catch: 

Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) and greater forkbeard (Phycis blennoides)

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

90 mm excluder grid reduced catches of greater forkbeard and to a lesser extend Norway lobster

Effect on bycatch species: 

90 mm excluder grid did not reduce catches of blackmouth catshark (Galeus melastomus)

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