publication . Article . 2009

Catches of target species and bycatches of an artisanal fishery: The case study of a trammel net fishery in the Portuguese coast

Marisa I. Batista; Célia M. Teixeira; Henrique N. Cabral;
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  • Published: 06 Aug 2009 Journal: Fisheries Research, volume 100, pages 167-177 (issn: 0165-7836, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract In this work we studied an artisanal fishery targeting mainly soles ( Solea senegalensis and Solea solea ) and cuttlefish ( Sepia officinalis ) with trammel nets. Catches of target species, bycatches and discards were studied from October 2004 until August 2005 in the west coast of Portugal. A total of 37 sampling surveys onboard commercial fishing vessels were conducted. The number and weight of individuals of all species caught were registered, as well as the amount discarded and retained by fishermen. A total of 112 species were identified: Scomber japonicus , Chelidonichthys obscura and Callioynimus lyra were the most discarded fishes, corresponding...
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free text keywords: Aquatic Science, Bycatch, Scomber, biology.organism_classification, biology, Discards, Geography, Soleá, Cuttlefish, Ecology, Fishery, Artisanal fishing, Fishing, Commercial fishing
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