Understanding fish behavior and fishing process.

Natalie Jone uncropped SMAST Fish Behavior and Conservation Engineering Group (FBACE) student Natalie Jones on board a Gloucester commercial fishing vessel on Georges Bank testing a species separation trawl to retain haddock while reducing catches of cod and flounders.

FBACE works with the fishing industry in New England to understand fish behavior and fishing process, and to devise fishing gears and operational methods to reduce bycatch and discards, fuel consumption, impact of fishing on the ecosystem.

Learn more: www.smast.umassd.edu/fish.

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