Bird-scaring devices

A number of devices used to disturb birds from foraging on bait. These include streamers attached to a pole suspended above the area where bait is set or placed in the water, towed buoys, and water jets (http://bycatch.org/articles/shrink-and-defend-comparison-two-streamer-li...).

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Southern Brazil

Target catch: 

Swordfish, blue sharks

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced incidental capture of seabirds by 64%

Effect on target catch: 

Increased catch rates of target species (swordfish by 32% and blue sharks by 15.1%)

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Norway

Target catch: 

Torsk (Brosme brosme), ling (Molva molva) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced incidental capture of seabirds, mostly fulmars

Effect on target catch: 

Increased target catch rates

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

New Zealand

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced bycatch

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