Experiments in the western Atlantic Northeast Distant Waters to evaluate sea turtle mitigation measures in the pelagic longline fishery. Report on experiments conducted in 2001-2003.

Atlantic

Article: 

Target catch: 

swordfish and tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch decreased when circle hooks were baited with squid but increased when baited with mackerel. Tuna catch increased when circle hooks were baited with squid but decreased when baited with mackerel.

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced interactions

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: