Sea Turtles

An assessment of bycatch reduction devices in Kuwait's shrimp trawl fishery

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wild

Location: 

Kuwait

Target catch: 

Shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

FE significantly reduced bycatch catches

Effect on target catch: 

FE significantly reduced shrimp catches

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An assessment of bycatch reduction devices in Kuwait's shrimp trawl fishery

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Kuwait

Target catch: 

Shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

SMT significantly reduced bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

SMT caught significantly larger shrimp but not significantly fewer shrimp

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An assessment of bycatch reduction devices in Kuwait's shrimp trawl fishery

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Kuwait

Target catch: 

Shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

TED use resulted in no interactions with sea turtles or large animals; did not significantly reduce bycatch catches

Effect on target catch: 

Did not significantly reduce shrimp catches

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Hawaii longline tuna fishery temporal trends in standardized catch rates and length distributions and effects on pelagic seamount ecosystems

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Pacific

Target catch: 

Tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced sea turtle interactions likely due to use of circle and not J hooks

Effect on target catch: 

All tuna species had higher catches rates when wider circle hooks were used. Shortfin spearfish and striped marlin catch rates were lower with circle hooks. No differences in average length between hook types.

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Field Study

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Target catch: 

Mahi-mahi and tunas, billfishes, sharks (TBS)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Decreased hookings of sea turtles

Effect on target catch: 

Not consistent

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