Review and evaluation of three mitigation measures-bird-scaring line, underwater setting and line shooter-to reduce seabird bycatch in the north Atlantic longline fishery

Authors: 

Lokkeborg, S.

Year: 

2003

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fisheries Research

Volume (Issue #): 

60/1

Page #s: 

11-16

Contact information: 

Svein Lokkeborg, Institute of Marine Research, Fish Capture Division, PO Box 1870 Nordnes, N-5817 Bergen, Norway svein.lookeborg@imr.no
Summary: 
Bird-scaring lines, underwater setting and line shooters all reduced the incidental capture of seabirds, with bird-scaring lines being the most effective. These mitigation measures also reduced bait loss and increased the catch rates of target species.