Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 3(1): 139-147, doi: 10.3750/AIP1973.03.1.12
Changes in mesh sizes of cod-end netting of trawls used by the trawlers type B-18 during their exploitation
expand article infoJ. Świniarski, W. Małolepszy
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The present paper describes studies on changes in mesh sizes of the cod-end netting of trawls used by the B-18 type freezing trawlers belonging to the Deep Sea Fisheries Company (PPDiUR) "Odra" in Świnoujście. Measurements of the mesh sizes were taken from 6 cod-ends of bottom and pelagic trawlers, using a Polish Longitudinal-force mesh gauge. It was shown that a significant increase of .mesh sizes in the trawl cod-ends occurred during the trawl exploitation. Meshes of the upper part of trawls subjected to the greater deformations. Detailed results of investigations are given in Table 2 and 3.