Bony Fishes

Field Study 280

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Florida

Target catch: 

Shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced the biomass and number of finfish and the catch per unit effort

Effect on target catch: 

The number and biomass was not reduced in the 17 m or 20 m nets and the catch per unit effort varied by season and net size. Less shrimp was caught in the winter using the 14m nets.

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Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

off Washington, Oregon, and Northern California

Target catch: 

Ocean shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduction in levels by between 66% and 88% from historical levels

Effect on target catch: 

7.2% shrimp loss when using 19-mm rigid-grate bycatch reduction device

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Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Faroe Islands

Target catch: 

Blue whiting

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

Decreased target catch by 1%

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Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Hawaii

Target catch: 

Bigeye tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

Increased target catch

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