Diamond vs. square mesh codend in a multi-species trawl fishery of the western Mediterranean: effects on catch composition, yield, size selectivity and discards

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Ordines, F. (Francesc) ; Massutí, E. (Enric) ; Guijarro, B. (Beatriz) ; Mas, R. (Ramon) (2006)
  • Publisher: Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1051/alr:2007003
  • Subject: 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. ... View more
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