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Square mesh panel bycatch reduction device

The square mesh panel codend is a type of bycatch reduction device (BRD). This BRD is made up of an inner and outer panel of different sized square mesh at a set distance from the drawstring. The mesh for this panel is specifically designed to exclude target-sized fish. This design is the same as the square mesh panel used in the NSW ocean trawl fishery.

Square mesh panel BRD specifications

Outer panel (A)
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A. Maximum distance of rear edge from drawstrings 35 meshes 60 meshes
B. Minimum mesh size 45mm 40mm
C. Minimum length 700mm 600mm
D. Minimum width 550mm 450mm
Inner panel (B)
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E. Maximum distance of rear edge from drawstrings 40 meshes 65 meshes
B. Minimum mesh size 55mm 50mm
C. Minimum length 300mm 300mm
D. Minimum width 250mm 200mm

Additional specifications

  • Nothing is allowed to cover any of the square meshes during trawling.

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