Field Study 365

Article: 

Wollongong, Australia

Target catch: 

Tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

Blue-dyed squid bait reduced subsurface interactions with seabirds by 68%. Seabirds struck only 3-8% of surface blue-dyed squid bait compared with 75-98% of non-dyed squid bait. Birds struck 48% of blue-dyed fish bait at the surface during the first tw

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