The size selectivity of gillnets to pikeperch, Stizosiedion lucioperca (L.), and perch, Perca fluviatilis L., caught mainly wedged, was estimated by the selective use of the deterministic model of Holt (1963). The selectivity characteristics for pikeperch based on samples in gillnets with 48-65-mm bar mesh were: k= 0·903 and σ= 4·93cm (fork length). When a higher efficiency of large-meshed nets is accounted for, the estimated selectivity curve shifts to the right. The condition of the pikeperch had a major influence on the position and shape o(the selectivity curve. The selectivity to perch was established with 25–35-mm gillnets in a year with a poor food supply: k= 0·723 and σ= 2·59cm (fork length). Estimates based on literature data from an exploited perch population showed a much lower k= 0σ639 (total length) (σ= 2·69cm).
|Journal||Aquaculture and fisheries management|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|