Injuries from Non-Retention in Gillnet Fisheries Suppress Reproductive Maturation in Escaped Fish

@inproceedings{Baker2013InjuriesFN,
  title={Injuries from Non-Retention in Gillnet Fisheries Suppress Reproductive Maturation in Escaped Fish},
  author={Matthew R. Baker and Penny Swanson and Graham Young},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Exploitation of fisheries resources has unintended consequences, not only in the bycatch and discard of non-target organisms, but also in damage to targeted fish that are injured by gear but not landed (non-retention). Delayed mortality due to non-retention represents lost reproductive potential in exploited stocks, while not contributing to harvest. Our study examined the physiological mechanisms by which delayed mortality occurs and the extent to which injuries related to disentanglement from… CONTINUE READING