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The AusTED II, an improved trawl efficiency device 1. Design theories

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McGilvray, J. G., Mounsey, R.P. and MacCartie, J. (1999) The AusTED II, an improved trawl efficiency device 1. Design theories. Fisheries Research, 40 (1). pp. 17-27. ISSN 0165-7836

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-7836(98)00221-5


Improvements to the original AusTED (Australian trawling efficiency device) design were completed in 1994 and the device was renamed AusTED II. New design features, theories and performance of the AusTED II during testing are described. The AusTED II reduced bycatch (including large animals) and slightly reduced byproduct. Variations in prawn catches were dependent on the area being fished. Large fluctuations in net drag precluded any detailed analysis of changes in drag as a result of fitting the AusTED II to standard commercial trawl gear. The AusTED II equipped net required no extra assistance or vigilance from the crew when tested under commercial conditions.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:AusTED II; bycatch reduction device; turtle excluder device; prawn trawling; fish exclusion
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery technology
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Methods and gear. Catching of fish
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