The Impact of Dredge Bag Modifications on Flatfish Bycatch

F/V Mister G

F/V Mister G

Project Title: Determining the Impacts of Dredge Bag Modifications on Flatfish Bycatch in the LAGC Scallop Fishery

Year: 2015

Principle Investigators: Chris Parkins & Farrell Davis

Client: NOAA/NMFS Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program

The goal of this project is to test bag and/or twine top modifications in the Limited Access General Category (LAGC) commercial scallop fleet and film fish-dredge interactions to monitor the effectiveness of gear modifications. Catch data will be recorded during 24 DAS aboard limited access general category (LAGC) F/V Mister G during commercial fishing trips where catch is retained.