Gillnet Illumination

Illumination of gillnets with a light source such as LED lights or chemical lightsticks.

Field Study 637

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Target catch: 

Flatfish and elasmobranchs

Effect on bycatch species: 

Chemical light sticks reduced green turtle bycatch by 60%

Effect on target catch: 

No effect

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