Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Services (MAS)
During the months of June and September 1988, gear experiments were conducted aboard the F/V Carolina Dawn and Carolina Capes. The primary objective of the experiments was to assess the technical efficiency and size selectivity of 3.5-inch ring dredges relative to the current commercially-used 3.0-inch ring dredges. Secondary objectives were to analyze the economic and regulatory ramifications of using 3.5-inch ring dredges to control the age-at-capture and enhance the yield-per- recruit.
Scallop fisheries -- Gear selectivity -- Atlantic Ocean, Western; Scallop fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Atlantic Ocean, Western
Project funded under Saltonstall-Kennedy Act, Aware Number NA88EA-H-00011 and the New England Fishery Management Council.
DuPaul, W. D., Heist, E. J., & Kirkley, J. E. (1988) Comparative Analysis of Sea Scallop Escapement/Retention and Resulting Economic Impacts. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5HJ1X