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The 1994 Experimental Pair Trawl Fishery for Tuna in the Northwest Atlantic (preliminary report)

Clifford Goudey
14 pp.
MITSG 95-06
$1.50 (3.50 for overseas requests). DOM

This paper describes the gear, methods and findings for this experimental tuna fishery with pair trawls. During the experiment, headrope depth and tow duration were monitored, and protocols were established to minimize bycatch. Included are detailed summaries of trip data. The resulting low bycatch levels indicate that midwater pair trawling may be the preferred method for harvesting albacore, yellowfin, and bigeye tuna.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1996-A-2
Title: Center for Fisheries Engineering

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