Common Dab (Bycatch)
Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Deelgebieden: Skagerrak and Kattegat
Bycatch – fishing method: any gear type
Common dab is mainly caught as bycatchBycatch:
Species caught next to species targeted for fishery. By-catches can consist of non-commercial species and species that are too small, and can be kept (this part is sometimes called by-product) or thrown back into the sea (discards). on plaice. This species is not really valued as a consumption species and often discarded for it’s low market value. If the common dab would get a higher market value, the chance is high that the amount of discards would decrease.
The management of common dab is limited. There is a catch [limitation] TACTAC:
Total Allowable Catch: catch limitations for commercially important fish species made by the Council of Fisheries Ministers on the basis of scientific advice. for dab, combined with common flounder and lemon sole. The amount that is landed has been lower than the TAC for years. There is no minimum landing-sizeLanding size:
The length of the landed fish. for dab.
Measures are needed to limit bycatch and the environmental effects. Fishing with a larger mesh size can be a solution to bycatch.
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