Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 6 No 7: Collection of bycatch data for spurdog (Squalus acanthias) in the North Minch fishery: Report of Fishing Industry Science Alliance (FISA) Project 02/13

Report presenting new data on the levels of spurdog bycatch, locations of by-catch and biological information in terms of the sizes and sex of the fish caught in order to inform the debate on whether a controlled incidental by-catch (i.e. not targeted) fi


The author would like to acknowledge the assistance of skippers and crew of the participating vessels, the support of Cllr Donald Manford for acting as project secretary; Islander Shellfish and Barratlantic for co-ordination and sample storage; to the Western Isles Fishermen’s Association for their support; Donald Morrison (Marine Scotland) for assistance with e-log records and to Francis Neat (Marine Scotland Science) who provided useful advice to the project.


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