Field Study 657

Article: 

Pacific Ocean

Target catch: 

Tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Tuna catches were significantly higher, but lengths for bigeye and skipjack were smaller; shortbill spearfish and striped marlin catch was lower; no difference in swordfish catch rates, but lengths were greater

Effect on bycatch species: 

Blue and oceanic whitetip shark bycatch increased.

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: