Abnormal Raja clavata (Rajidae) in the Aegean Sea: a Ghost Fishing Effect


Creative Commons License

Akyol O. , Aydin I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, cilt.18, ss.357-358, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4194/1303-2712-v18_2_15
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.357-358

Özet

The paper reports the capture of an abnormal specimen of Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758 measuring 400 mm DW and weighing 987 g. This cartilaginous fish was caught from Candarli Bay (Izmir) by a commercial trawler. This specimen has nose and tail deformities due to caught with a piece of trammel net (i.e. ghost fishing effect) and this phenomenon was discussed and commented.