High tension rope

Increasing the tension of a fishing rope, such as by simultaneously increasing surface flotation and bottom weight.

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Maine

Target catch: 

N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Interactions between the vertical line and the leading edge of a whale flipper model closest to the whale "body" resulted in significant damage to the flipper.

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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