Line shooter

A device used on longline vessels to increase the speed at which baited lines get below the water’s surface where seabird predation mainly occurs.

Field Study

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Eastern Australia

Target catch: 

Tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Mainlines with a loose configuration reached depth more slowly than tight configurations, allowing more time for seabirds to become incidentally hooked

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

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Fishing Gear: 

ant

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Norway

Target catch: 

Torsk (Brosme brosme), ling (Molva molva) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced incidental capture of seabirds, mostly fulmars

Effect on target catch: 

Increased target catch rates

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