Mitigation of seabird mortality on factory trawlers: trials of three devices to reduce warp cable strikes

Authors: 

Sullivan, B.J., P. Brickle, T.A. Reid, D.G. Bone, and D.A.J. Middleton

Year: 

2006

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Polar Biology

Volume (Issue #): 

29

Page #s: 

745-753
Summary: 
Three seabird bycatch mitigation measures, tori lines, warp scarer, and Brady baffler, were tested on trawlers and compared with a control treatment of no mitigation measure. Each mitigation measure reduced seabird mortalities; however, the tori lines, followed by the warp scarer, were much more effective at reducing seabird contact with fishing gear than the Brady baffler.