Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 36/2016 – English summary

Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Martinsen, Gustav; Stormo, Svein Kristian

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 36/2016

Number of pages: 9

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-414-2

Open Access: green


The goal of the project was to test out the snow crab- and shrimp by-product as bait in long line and pot fishing’s for cod. In the long line experiments, except for one test, it was significantly lower catch on artificial bait of shrimp by-product, compared to traditional bait of herring. In the pot studies, there were no significant differences in catch of cod between the two new bait baits and control bait of herring. The study illustrate that it is possible to replace natural herring with artificial bait made from by-products from shrimp or snow crab in the pot fishery of cod.