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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2018, Vol 18, Num, 2     (Pages: 357-358)

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

Okan Akyol 1 ,Ilker Aydin 1

1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, 35440 Urla, Izmir, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v18_2_15 Viewed : 480 - Downloaded : 374 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 Çandarlı 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. Keywords : Raja clavata, anomaly, derelict fishing gear, Çandarlı Bay, Aegean Sea