Comparison of three seabird bycatch avoidance methods in Hawaii pelagic longline fisheries

Authors: 

Gilman, E., N. Brothers, and D.R. Kobayashi

Year: 

2007

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Science

Volume (Issue #): 

73(1)

Page #s: 

208-210
Summary: 
Side-setting in combination with a bird curtain resulted in the lowest seabird-- Black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) and Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)--capture rate when placed on pelagic longline gear for tuna and swordfish in Hawaiian waters when compared to underwater setting chutes and blue-dyed bait.