Sea Snakes

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild


Northern Australia

Target catch: 


Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced the number of sea snakes caught by 87% when the Popeye Fishbox was placed 70 meshes from codend (no analysis was done when the device was placed 100 meshes from codend draw strings)

Effect on target catch: 

Did not significantly reduce the catch of prawns


Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

Fishing Gear: