Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society
Caption: Measuring only one foot in height and an inch and a half in width, the escape gaps used by fishers in the study have already produced measurable results. Basket traps with escape gaps captured fish some 31 percent longer and 55 percent heavier than fish caught in regular traps with escape gaps.
Credit: Ines Gomes
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