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Researchers identify characteristics of fish most vulnerable to trawlers

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 05:31 UTC
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Using laboratory-based experiments, researchers have identified the common characteristics of fish most vulnerable to being caught by trawlers. They found fish that were less able to produce fast burst-type swimming to evade capture were more likely to end up in trawlers' nets. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    Ah! The University of Glasgow!

    Stating the blindingly obvious has always been a trademark of the head-bangers.

    Aug 06th, 2015 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    If they didn't do these studies and a few generations later the trawlers were not catching so may fish because the fish had evolved into fast burst fish, then we would be up the creek....it's not about stating the obvious...like slow fish get caught..it's about whether evolution will happen as trawlers are now the largest predator....

    Aug 06th, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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