We hypothesized that bycatch may affect the quality of the shrimp by causing breakage. A double-rigged commercial shrimp vessel was chartered for test fishing. One net employed a Nordmore grate BRD and the other served as a control. Bycatch was measured from each net.
The shrimp catch was kept separate by side of gear and day of fishing. Shrimp samples were collected at seven stages from the deck to
finished product and evaluated for percent breakage by weight. Other factors such as ct/lb, molt condition and microbial counts were
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