Irish Sea Selectivity

Summary
This project was to trial several selectivity devices to find one that would reduce cod discards in the Northern Ireland nephrops fishery to 1.5% of the total catch. The devices tested were the Swedish Grid, four panel 'Seltra' style codends, coverless trawl, and a plastic grid.The one found most effective was the four panel codend extension with square mesh in the top panel.
Author
  • Mike Montgomerie,
  • Richard Briggs
Publication date
01 June 2013

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