Night sets

The setting of fishing gear at night so that seabirds are less likely to see sets. Lights may also be dimmed to enhance the effect (McNamara et al. 1999).

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild



Target catch: 

Tunas and swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

75% of bycatch species were caught during day sets, with lancetfish being the most common. Sharks were most common during night sets.

Effect on target catch: 

75% of market species were caught during day sets.


Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

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