Field Study 369

Article: 

Australia

Target catch: 

Bigeye tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Weighted longlines had a slightly higher overall CPUE (1.3 fish/100 hooks) compared to traditional longlines (1.08 fish/100 hooks) and caught more bigeye (0.95 fish/ 100 hooks) than traditional longlines (0.56 fish/100 hooks). Catch rates were not very

Effect on bycatch species: 

None reported

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: