Bigger net mesh size will mean bigger catches in the Ivory coast trawl fishery

Yield-per-recruit analyses were performed on catch data of the Ivory Coast trawl fishery in order to identify the mesh size and levels of fishing effort most approprate. Results show that at present levels of fishing mortality an increase of age/size at first capture would bring about a large increase in yield-per-recruit for all species considered. Management implications regarding increasing mesh size are considered.


Caverivière, A. (1986)
NAGA 9 (3): 19-20