Fishing over the sides or over the stern: does it matter : comparison of two fishing methodologies in the Wadden Sea Demersal Fish Survey

C. Chen, L.J. Bolle, Ingeborg Boois I.J. de

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Abstract

Since 1972, the Demersal Fish Survey (DFS) in the Wadden Sea has been carried out with the RV Stern. Within a few years this vessel will be replaced by another vessel as a result of the current ship replacement policy of Rijkswaterstaat Rijksrederij. It is not yet clear which vessel will replace RV Stern. In the search for a new vessel the main question is if fishing over the sides is needed, or if fishing over the stern is possible without a major effect on catch efficiency. Especially in shallow waters, catch efficiency may be affected by fishing over the stern, because of the current created by the ship’s propeller. To be able to continue the use of the long and valuable time-series the shift in vessel should not lead to a different gear efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherWageningen Marine Research
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameWageningen Marine Research report
No.C122/16

Keywords

  • fisheries
  • fishing methods
  • fishing gear
  • demersal fisheries
  • wadden sea

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