Separator trawls as a tool for improving selectivity for cod

This paper describes the results of comparative fishing trials, under commercial conditions, using a standard trawl and a separator traw. The target species in the fishing area were cod, haddock, whiting, lemon sole and plaice. The separator trawl was fitted with a 120mm lower codend; the upper codend and that on this standard net were 100mm. The trials involved about 90 paired tows over a period of 10 weeks. This report has been produced from a scanned original and may therefore contain some formatting and other inaccuracies. In cases where this affects the technical content, a paper copy of the original report can still be obtained from Seafish.
  • K. Arkley
Publication Reference No.
Publication date
01 January 1996
  • Technical Report


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