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GRANT NUMBER:  NA37FD0032-01           NMFS NUMBER:  92-SER-023B

REPORT TITLE:  Organization and Management of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean Fishery Bycatch Program (Year 2)

AUTHOR:  Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation

PUBLISH DATE:  September 16, 1994

AVAILABLE FROM: Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation, 5401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609.  PHONE: (813) 286-8390

ABSTRACT

This project provided for the initiation of research designed to gather information on characterization of bycatch and effectiveness of bycatch reduction devices (BRD). Various types of BRD gear were tested and workshops were held to familiarize shrimp fisherman with the BRD. The eventual goal is the successful reduction of finfish bycatch in the shrimp fishery.   Such a result is ecologically and economically beneficial to the industry, the region, and the Nation. Successful completion of a bycatch reduction program will economically benefit the shrimp industry and other fisheries affected by the incidental mortality which occurs in the shrimp fishery, and will have a positive ecological impact on the marine faunal community that inhabits the shrimp grounds.

 
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