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Find references and summaries from bycatch reduction studies, and descriptions of bycatch mitigation techniques.


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Fishery Animal Interactions

Understanding interactions between non-target species and fishing operations

Fishing Gear Modifications

Research and development of bycatch reduction devices.

Global Bycatch Exchange

Facilitating a global exchange of information on bycatch and bycatch reduction

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Study is part of a contribution to the Consortium's research into the potential of whale-safe hooks.

Rare documentation of an encounter between an endangered species (leatherback) and a trap line: .

Featured Bycatch Species

Loggerhead Turtle

The main cause of the decline of loggerhead turtles, and the current primary threat to global populations is bycatch in longlines, gillnets, trawls, traps and pots, and dredges.

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