Integrated weight longlines with paired streamer lines - best practice to prevent seabird bycatch in demersal longline

Article: 

Bering Sea

Target catch: 

Pacific cod

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Target catch rates were not affected

Effect on bycatch species: 

Integrated weight longlines paired with streamer lines eliminated surface foraging and shearwater catch by 97%; integrated weigh longlines reduced surface forager catch rates by 91% and unweighted longlines with paired streamer by 98%

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