Fishing methods to reduce sea turtle mortality associated with pelagic longlines


United States

Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on bycatch species: 

Use of novel bait species (mackerel instead of squid bait) reduced loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and leatherback (Dermocheles coriacea) sea turtle bycatch.

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: