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Title: Bycatch Reduction Device Data
Status: Completed

The Southeast Fisheries Science Center Mississippi Laboratories conducts research and develops gear modifications to mitigate bycatch of protected species by fishing gears. Research studies are conducted to evaluate and/or develop Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) to reduce unwanted bycatch of fish and crustaceans in commercial fishing operations. Prototype BRD designs are tested during paired comparisons where the catch of the test net is compared to a net with no mitigation devices (control net). Catch and length frequency data are obtained for fish and crustacean species.


To evaluate the effectiveness of Bycatch Reduction Devices for reducing bycatch commercial fishing operations.

Physical Location

Organization: Mississippi Laboratory
City: Pascagoula
State/Province: MS

Support Roles


CC ID: 268155
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)361-5761
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1329683
Date Effective From: 2024
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Wallace, Faron
Address: 4700 Avenue U, Galveston
Galveston, FL 77551
United States
Email Address:
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Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 268162
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -75
N° Bound: 36.5
S° Bound: 24

Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 268161
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

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Data Access Constraints:

There are not restrictions or legal prerequisites for accessing this data.

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA NMFS does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in this publication. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned herein or which has as its purpose any intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these datasets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. Acknowledgement of NOAA NMFS would be appreciated in products derived or publications generated from this data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268165
Download URL:



CC ID: 1184016
Name: Reducing Bycatch Through Innovation
URL Type:
Online Resource

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Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Principal investigators review the data for content to ensure the relevance/accuracy of data collected during the project.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Prototype Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) Proof of Concept Data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28649
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:28649
Metadata Record Created By: Charles J Weber
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-12 12:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2024-03-25 12:42+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-27
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-10-27
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-27