|The development of bycatch reduction technology in the southeastern United States shrimp fishery|
Watson, J.; Foster, D.; Nichols, S.A.; Shah, A.; Scott-Denton, E.; Nance, J. (1999). The development of bycatch reduction technology in the southeastern United States shrimp fishery. Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 33(2): 51-56
In: Marine Technology Society Journal. Marine Technology Society (MTS): Washington, D.C.. ISSN 0025-3324, more
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- Watson, J.
- Foster, D.
- Nichols, S.A.
- Shah, A.
- Scott-Denton, E.
- Nance, J.
Shrimp trawl bycatch is a significant source of fishery induced mortality for managedspecies including red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus Poey), Spanish mackerel(Scomberomorus maculatus Mitchell), and weakfish (Cynoscion regalis Baloch,Schneider) in the southeastern United States. These species have been over-fishedand are under both state and federal management plans which include regulationsmandating reduction of shrimp trawl bycatch mortality. In 1990 the U.S. Congresspassed amendments to the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act(16 U.S.C. 1854) which called for a research program that included the design andevaluation of approaches for reducing shrimp trawl bycatch mortality. A strategicplanning initiative addressing finfish bycatch in the Gulf of Mexico and southeasternAtlantic shrimp fisheries was developed by the Gulf and South Atlantic FisheriesFoundation through funding and guidance provided by the National Marine FisheriesService.