Field Study 540

Hawaii

Article: 

Target catch: 

Bigeye tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

No significant differences in catch rates between the two set types was found

Effect on bycatch species: 

Statistically more sickle pomfret and fewer wahoo, dolphinfish, blue marlin, striped marlin and shortbill spearfish were caught on the experimental compared to the control sets

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

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