Starting/ending date: 03/03/2004-30/04/2007
Financing: 340.748 €
European Project
Dr G. Petrakis & Dr C. Smith, Marine Biological Resources

NΕphrops and CΕtacean Species Selection Infromation and TechnologY.The objective of the project is the improvement of the bottom trawl in order to reduce the discards and the by-catch in the Nephrops fishery. The role of HCMR Crete is to investigate alternative tactics in particular the use of traps. This will involve collating information n existing trap fisheries in Greece and selectivity experiments for Nephrops fishery with 2 tap designs. This work will complement the work done by HCMR Athens on net selectivity.