Literature Reviews

CFF Literature Reviews

Handbook on Conservation Engineering and Sustainable Fishing Handbook on Conservation Engineering and Sustainable Fishing (5/6/1993) - Project Title: Conservation Engineering And Sustainable Fishing: A Guide To The Inter-Relationships Between Fishing Gears, Species, And Habitats Year: 1993 Client: Greenpeace International EC Unit, Belgium Click to download final report PDF, click to download references PDF   This handbook was a first attempt at putting together, in one place, a summary of what has been studied regarding commercial fishing gear and its environmental impact. The document, first prepared in 1993, was a reference source for the Greenpeace worldwide fishery campaign. The handbook provides an historical perspective of how fisheries and fishing gear evolved over time. The working premise is that ...read more
Gear Modifications to Mitigate Bycatch Problems Technological Approaches to Bycatch Reduction (6/6/1996) - Project Title: A Review of Technological Approaches to Bycatch Reduction Year: 1996 Client: World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Surrey, United Kingdom Click to download final report PDF   Coonamessett Farm was engaged as a consultant to WWF UK to prepare a report on the technology available to mitigate problems associated with bycatch in European fisheries. The project entailed a review of worldwide literature examining successful means of reducing bycatch. Bycatch problems in European fisheries were identified and suggestions for gear modifications to mitigate these problems were compiled. The report also discusses pitfalls in implementation of gear modifications. Habitat/gear interaction ...read more
Ecological Impact of Tropical Shrimp Trawling Ecological Impact of Tropical Shrimp Trawling (2/6/1998) - Project Title: Ecological Impact of Tropical Shrimp Trawling Year: 1998 Client: International Collective in Support of Fish Workers, Madras, India Click to download final report PDF The ICSFW commissioned Coonamessett Farm to prepare a report on the ecological impact of shrimp trawling in tropical waters. The report provides an overview of shrimp fishing, including sources of wild caught and farmed shrimp as well as the international trade of the shrimp. There is a detailed discussion of bycatch in the shrimp fisheries of the world and the potential of mitigating the bycatch by gear modification. The environmental impact of shrimp trawling ...read more
Work Plan for Fish Health Study Work Plan for Fish Health Study (5/6/2013) - Project Title: Work Plan for Fish Health Study Client: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.   A team of consultants was assembled to compile and interpret historical data for ponds in Barnstable County. This data was then used to develop a one year work plan for a fish health study of Johns and Ashumet Ponds which are located in close proximity to the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR). The MMR is a Super Fund site with a major groundwater remediation program. Coonamessett Farm administered the above work.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Management Review (10/1/2014) - Project Title: Examination of “Fisheries Harvest Using Bottom Disturbing Gear and Techniques on Submerged Lands – Justification for a Finding of Appropriateness of a Refuge Use, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge” Year: 2014 Client: Town of Chatham, Massachusetts Click to download the final report The Town of Chatham requested CFF to review the impact of mussel harvesting in the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and develop a report of their findings. This report provides a science-based review and assessment of statements contained in the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Assessment (CCP/EIS), and the literature cited by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), justifying the ...read more