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    Analysis of krill catch data from continuous and conventional trawls by the Saga Sea and Atlantic Navigator

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    Document Number:
    WG-FSA-06/57
    Author(s):
    D.J. Agnew, A. Payne, J. Hooper and J. Roe (United Kingdom)
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    Abstract

    In this paper we analyse data on the distribution of catches, the size of krill and bycatch of larval fish taken by the Saga Sea fishing with continuous trawls in 2006, and the Atlantic Navigator which fished in 2005 using both continuous trawling and conventional trawling. The sizes of krill caught by both conventional and continuous trawling techniques appear to be very similar. Although there are few data for comparison, the bycatches of larval/juvenile fish in the continuous trawl also appear to be the same as those from conventional trawls.

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