Field Study 613

Eastern Australia

Article: 

Target catch: 

Tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

Live bait sank more quickly than dead bait, increasing the exposure of hooks to seabirds but the sink rates of individual live bait species were very variable. With respect to dead bait, those on the 160 g leaded swivel with a distance of 2 m leader len

Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

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