Bycatch of great albatrosses in pelagic longline fisheries in the southwest Atlantic: contributing factors and implications for management

Authors: 

Jimenez, S., Phillips, R.A., Brazeiro, A., Defeo, O., Domingo, A.

Year: 

2014

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Biological Conservation

Volume (Issue #): 

171

Page #s: 

9-20

Contact information: 

jimenezpsebastian@gmail.com
Summary: 

This study examined the spatial and temporal variations in bycatch rates of four species of great albatrosses. Observer data was obtained from the Uruguayan pelagic longline fleet and Japanese vessles operating in Uruguay. Vessel operational practices and habitat variables affected bycatch rates, including: setting time, moon phase, and area and season.