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Atlantic Trawl Gear Take Reduction Plan

Gear Research/Background Information
  1. Ceurstemont E., Rihan D.J. 2005. Design of an interactive acoustic deterrent to prevent by-catch of cetaceans in pelagic trawl fisheries. ICES CM2005/X: 06.
  2. De Haan D. et al. 2005. Field tests of two types of cetacean barriers rigged in a pelagic trawl: effects on trawl-geometry and catch efficiency of target fish. ICES CM 2005/X: 17.
  3. Epperly S.P., Teas W.G. 2002. Turtle excluder devices- are the escape openings large enough? Fish. Bull. 100: 466-474.
  4. Fertl, D. and S. Leatherwood. 1997. Cetacean interactions with trawls: A preliminary review. J. of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science 22: 219-248.
  5. Graham N., Jones E.G., and Reid D,G. 2004. Review of technological advances for the study of fish behavior in relation to demersal fishing trawls. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 61: 1036-1043.
  6. Hooper J. et al. 2005. Seal mitigation measures on trawl vessels fishing for krill in CCAMLR subarea 48.3. CCAMLR Science 12: 195-205.
  7. McGilvray J.G., Mounsey R.P., and MacCartie J. 1997. The AusTED II, an improved trawl efficiency device 1. design theories. Fisheries Research 40: 17-27.
  8. Northridge S. et al. 2005. Investigations into dolphin bycatch in a pelagic trawl fishery. ICES CM/X: 19.
  9. Robins J.B., Campbell M.J., and McGilvray J.G. 1999. Reducing prawn-trawl bycatch in Australia: an overview and an example from Queensland. Mar. Fish. Rev. 61(3).
  10. Read A.J., Drinker P., and Northridge S. 2004. Bycatch of marine mammals in U.S. and global fisheries. Conservation Biology 20(1): 163-169.
  11. Sea Mammal Research Unit, Gatty Marine Laboratory. 2002. Reduction of cetacean bycatch in pelagic trawls. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Final Report.
  12. Sea Mammal Research Unit, Gatty Marine Laboratory. 2003. Analysis and mitigation of cetacean bycatch in UK fisheries. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Final Project Report.
  13. Sea Mammal Research Unit, Gatty Marine Laboratory. 2003. Further development of a dolphin exclusion device. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Final Project Report.
  14. Watson J.W., Mitchell J.F., and Shah A.K. 1986. Trawling efficiency device: a new concept for selective shrimp trawling gear. Mar. Fish. Rev. 48(1).
  15. Watson J.W. 2000. The southeastern United States experience with the introduction and acceptance of new sustainable technologies. FAO Fisheries Report No. 588. 141-152.
  16. Zollett E. 2005. A review of cetacean bycatch in trawl fisheries. Literature Review Prepared for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
  17. Gibson & Isakssen. 1998. Functionality of a full-sized marine mammal exclusion device. Science for Conservation (1): 1173-2946.
  18. Couperus, A. S. 1997. Interactions between Dutch midwater trawl and Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) southwest Ireland. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. (22): 209-218.

For more information on the Atlantic Trawl Gear Take Reduction Plan, please contact Mark Minton, Atlantic Trawl Plan Coordinator, at 978-281-9300 x-6534 or Mark Minton

Last Updated: September 7, 2006

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