Field Study 568

South Africa

Article: 

Target catch: 

tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Catch rates of fish were not significantly different between the two branchline types at night or during the dawn.

Effect on bycatch species: 

Catch rates of birds were higher on unweighted compared to weighted branchlines.

Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

Fishing Gear: