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Fishermen and Science in Collaboration

Low Impact Bycatch Reducing Shrimp Beam Trawl


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Show how other countries reduced their by-catch in the shrimp fisheries with the use of beam trawls. Also show how for only $1.00 fishermen can reduce their by-catch in the northern shrimp fisheries.   We have 9 shrimp vessels participating in this program and hope to have a few more shrimp vessel participants lined up for the 2004-05 season.     We have 12 days of testing and data.  The net looks good and the skids do not dig into the bottom.  The first shrimp tow was great January 21,the  bottom temp was 4.5c surface4.7c, conductivity 27.2  depth 80 meters @ 13758/25866. The beam does not catch any herring and small whiting, but also doesn't have the catch rates we had hoped. We hope to improve this next year. Free beam plans and net plans below.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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