Bony Fishes

Field Study 844

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Venezuela

Target catch: 

shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

Decrease of 26-32%

Effect on target catch: 

Maintained or increased

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Field Study 823

Study Type: 

summary

Target catch: 

Nephrops

Effect on bycatch species: 

Square mesh panels, combined with guiding panels, were effective for retaining marketable bycatch and reducing discards

Effect on target catch: 

Maintains target catch levels.

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Field Study 804

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

North Sea

Target catch: 

Plaice and sole

Effect on bycatch species: 

Significantly fewer invertebrates; no difference in undersized plaice; significantly fewer undersized sole

Effect on target catch: 

Significantly fewer plaice and sole

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Field Study 793

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Seychelles

Target catch: 

Tunas and swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

75% of bycatch species were caught during day sets, with lancetfish being the most common. Sharks were most common during night sets.

Effect on target catch: 

75% of market species were caught during day sets.

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