Fake predator

Deploying the shape of a major predator, such as sharks, near fishing gear. Some studies have indicated that shark shapes trigger an escape response in loggerhead sea turtles (Higgins, 2006).

Field Study 635

Study Type: 



Baja California Sur, Mexico

Target catch: 

Flatfish and elasmobranchs

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced green turtle bycatch by 54%

Effect on target catch: 

Reduced target catch by 45% and catch value by 47%


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Reduction technique: 

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