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The development of fishing trawl testing capabilities at NSRDC

Clifford Goudey, Craig A. Holberger
1983
MITSG 84-10

Apparatus has been developed to allow the hydrodynamic testing of trawl nets at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The 6.7-m wide circulating water channel is fitted with easily positionable struts to support a wide variety of scale model nets and to allow observations and measurements. The 15.8-m wide towing basin carriage is fitted with fixed struts to tow large models or full size trawls. These combined utilities provide the largest and most complete trawl evaluation facilities in the world. This paper describes the facilities and instrumentation used in the trawl tests and a list of the nets tested is provided along with examples of test results.

type: Technical reports

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Project No.: 1983-AD-5
Title: MIT Sea Grant Center for Fisheries Engineering Research

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