Bony Fishes

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Seychelles

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.

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Nantucket Sound

Target catch: 

Loligo squid

Effect on bycatch species: 

The two extensions were able to remove scup at mean rates of 86-100% , although small (<10 cm FL) scup were not excluded. No difference in removal rates between the two extensions.

Effect on target catch: 

The vee excluder removed more squid (53-69%) from the net compared to the ring excluder (7-58%).

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Target catch: 

Skipjack and yellowfin tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Double-FADS caught larger bigeye tunas but the catch rate was slightly less than on normal FAD sets.

Effect on target catch: 

Fewer skipjack tuna were caught by number and weight. Yellowfin tuna catch was higher.

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Target catch: 

Tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Only two out of 105 silky sharks were able to escape through the release panel. No finfish species escaped.

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

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