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Variety

Bowfin

Amia calva

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

U.S. - Louisiana, North America - Inland waters

Overall Rating

2.871 / 5

Market Names

Bowfish, Cyprus Trout, Dogfish, Grindle, Mudfish

Summary

Abundance: This species has characteristics that make it resistant to overfishing. However, it is unknown if current fishing levels are sustainable.


Bycatch: This fishery also catches and retains three species with unknown stock statuses.


Management: Moderately effective and includes catch restrictions as well as seasonal and area closures.

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