Avoidance reactions of ultrasonic tagged cod during bottom trawling in shallow water
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Introduction: Observations made by echo sounder (Ona 1988) have shown that cod (Gadus morhua L.) may avoid an approaching survey vessel horizontally and vertically. However, there has been a lack of information on the escapement behaviour of the individual fish. This short note discribes an experiment carried out in a shallow fjord in Northern Norway, where the reactions of single cod towards a small survey vessel during bottom trawling were studied, using ultrasonic tagging technique.