Seabird mortality at trawler warp cables and a proposed mitigation measure: A case study in Golfo San Jorge, Patagonia, Argentina

Authors: 

Gonzalez-Zevallos, D., P. and Yorio, G. Caille

Year: 

2007

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Biological Conservation

Volume (Issue #): 

136

Page #s: 

108-116
Summary: 
A warp cable modification (plastic cone attached to each warp cable) reduced seabird bycatch in the high-sea Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) trawl fishery. The two most abundantly captured seabirds prior to the attachment of plastic cones were the Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus) and the Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys).