Decreased soak time

Soak time is the length of time that fishing gear is submerged between hauls; reducing it appears to change bycatch probabilities (Watson et al. 2005).

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

United States

Target catch: 

Swordfish and tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Increased soak time increased bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

Insignificant for swordfish but significant for bigeye tuna

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