Sea Turtles

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

off Hawaii

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Highly significant reduction in the proportion of turtles that swallowed hooks

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch increased by 16%, tuna catch decreased by 50%, and mahi-mahi, opah, and wahoo catch decreased by 34%

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Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

off Hawaii

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Leatherback turtle capture rates declined by 83% and loggerhead capture rates declined by 90%

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch increased by 16%, tuna catch decreased by 50%, and mahi-mahi, opah, and wahoo catch decreased by 34%

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Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Hawaii

Target catch: 

Bigeye tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

Increased target catch

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