Diamond vs. square mesh codend in a multi-species trawl fishery of the western Mediterranean: effects on catch composition, yield, size selectivity and discards
Ordines, F. (Francesc)
Massutí, E. (Enric)
Guijarro, B. (Beatriz)
Mas, R. (Ramon)
- Publisher: Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares
Bottom trawl | Multi-species fishery | Codend selectivity | Diamond and square mesh | Discards | Balearic Islands
Selectivity studies usually describe the effects on target species, whereas information on by-catch and discards is scarce. Nevertheless, large quantities of undersized individuals and invertebrates are discarded in the Mediterranean multi-species bottom trawl fishery. ...