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A fishing experiment for mackerel (Scomber scombrus) using a pelagic trawl equipped with a net positioning system was conducted in the Baie des Chaleurs on board the CSS Calanus II. From 20 to 24 August 1992, 8,900 (19,600 pounds) and 3,855 (8,500 pounds) kilograms of mackerel and herring were caught, respectively. Two thirds of herring catches were made at night. The mean length of mackerel captured was 334.4 mm with a range of 205 to 441 mm. Fuel cost could have been lower and mackerel catches higher if less time has been wasted travelling because of a lack of space to store the mackerel.
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