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Northeastern Australia

Article: 

Target catch: 

Bigeye and yellowfin tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Nylon monofilament leaders had higher catch rates of bigeye tunas when compared to wire leaders, but had no effect on yellowfin catch

Effect on bycatch species: 

Wire leaders had higher catch rates of sharks when compared to nylon monofilament leaders

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Fishing Gear: 

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