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Composition of benthic trawls - MF0723

Description
Summary Objectives:-
Through a programme of sampling discarded fish from commercial catches in various trawl métiers, assess the relationship between gear type, fish catches, and catches of benthos in trawl fisheries.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Improve knowledge of the benthic effects of trawl gears to allow MAFF to assess the impact of various trawling gears, and to determine priorities for future research into the environmental impacts of trawling.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Composition of benthic trawls   (1958k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 1999

Cost: £75,166
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Seafish Industry Authority
Keywords
Fisheries              
Monitoring              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assesment              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries