Fish instead of squid bait

Replacing squid bait with fish

Experiments in the western Atlantic Northeast Distant Waters to evaluate sea turtle mitigation measures in the pelagic longline fishery. Report on experiments conducted in 2001-2003.

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Atlantic

Target catch: 

swordfish and tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced interactions

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch decreased when circle hooks were baited with squid but increased when baited with mackerel. Tuna catch increased when circle hooks were baited with squid but decreased when baited with mackerel.

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Fishing methods to reduce sea turtle mortality associated with pelagic longlines

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

NW Atlantic

Target catch: 

swordfish and tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced interactions

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Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

off Hawaii

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Decreased by 36%

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch increased by 16%, tuna catch decreased by 50%, and mahi-mahi, opah, and wahoo catch decreased by 34%

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