EFFECTS OF SQUARE-MESH CODEND ON THE BENTHIC BY-CATCH FOR THE BEAM TRAWL FISHERIES OF VEINED RAPA WHELK, RAPANA VENOSA


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Eryasar A. R.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.48, no.2, pp.173-181, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aiep/02359
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-181

Abstract

Background. The beam trawl fisheries of veined rapa whelk, Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846), cause small benthic organisms to be captured and also damage the other species living on the seafloor. To solve this problem, a proper modification that minimise the by-catch should be designed and put into practice. This study aims to compare 72 mm commercial diamond-mesh codend with 72 mm square-mesh codend to reduce the benthic bycatch in this fishery.