Conservation Gear Engineering Projects

Improvement of Trawl Net Selectivity in the Directed Butterfish Fishery Using Square Mesh and T-90 Codend Liners to Reduce Juvenile Butterfish – Proof of Concept Project


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Gear Trials Program Research - Reduction of Winter Flounder Bycatch in the Whiting Fishery


DESIGN AND TEST OF AN INNOVATIVE LARGE MESH WHITING TRAWL TO REDUCE SPINY DOGFISH BYCATCH IN THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WHITING FISHERY


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Testing of a Modified Groundgear to Reduce the Catch of SNE Winter Flounder in the Large Mesh Groundfish Fishery


TESTING OF A LOW PROFILE EXCLUDER DREDGE FOR WINTER FOUNDER BYCATCH REDUCTION


An Evaluation of the Avoidance Gear 12” Drop Chain Sweep as a Method to Reduce Winter Flounder Retention in the Small Mesh Squid Trawl Fishery within the SNE/MA Winter Flounder Stock Area


Testing of a Low Profile Excluder Dredge for Winter Founder Bycatch Reduction-Proof of Concept


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Trials to Reduce Winter Flounder Retention in the Sml Mesh Squid Trawl Fishery Through the Combination of a 12” Drop Chain Sweep and a Large Mesh Belly Panel w/in the SNE/MA Winter Flounder Stock Area


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A Method to Reduce Winter Flounder Retention Through the Use of Avoidance Gear Adaptations in the Small Mesh Trawl Fishery Within the Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Winter Flounder Stock Area


Evaluation of a New Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Design in the Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic Summer Flounder Trawl Fisheries


The Reduction of Butterfish and Scup Bycatch in the Inshore Loligo Squid Fishery


Preliminary Test of a Modified Groundfish Trawl to Reduce the Catch of SNE Winter Flounder in the Large Mesh Groundfish Fishery


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Preliminary Test of a Modified Groundfish Trawl to Reduce the Catch of SNE Winter Flounder in the Large Mesh Groundfish Fishery - Phase 2