Vessel Needed for Elevated Trawl Sweeps Study in the Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery
Deadline for written questions: 3.16.2018
Deadline for submissions: 3.23.2018
This study will evaluate the efficacy of elevated trawl sweeps in the West Coast LE groundfish bottom trawl fishery. Specifically, this research will compare the catch efficiencies between two alternative elevated sweep designs (designed to reduce seafloor contact and interactions with small macroinvertebrates [e.g., Dungeness crab, Echinoderms]) and the conventional continuous bottom-tending sweep used in the fishery.
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