Reduction of seabird bycatch in salmon drift gillnet fisheries: 1995 sockeye/pink salmon fishery final report

Authors: 

Melvin, E. and L. Conquest

Year: 

1996

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Washington Sea Grant Program. Project number A/FP-2(a)

Publisher Address: 

Available from National Sea Grant Depository or from Washington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, 3716 Brooklyn Avenue, NE, Seattle, WA 98105. WSG AS 96-01
Summary: 
Opaque mesh netting placed strategically on gillnets decreased bycatch of rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) and common mure (Uria aalge) seabirds but also decreased catch of target salmon species in the Puget Sound, USA.