Windowpane Flounder Avoidance Adaptation (Large Mesh Belly Panel) in the Scup Fishery
CCE Winter Flounder Avoidance Gear Adaptation (Panel)
CCE Butterfish Bycatch Reduction Device
CCE drop chain proof of concept (POC)
UMass Squid Trawl Project
URI Butterfish & Scup Bycatch Reduction Project
UMass Large Mesh in Trawl Belly Study to Reduce Flounder & Cod
URI - Drop Chain Project 12 inch

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SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Results indicate that the two experimental bycatch reduction gears (12" drop chain sweep and the large mesh belly panel) did not significantly affect the catch of winter flounder as expected. The experimental gears did not significantly affect the catch of whiting or squid. However, the two experimental gears did significantly reduce the catch of miscellaneous flounders and combined demersal species as expected.