Do by-catch reduction devices in longline fisheries reduce capture of sharks and rays? A global meta-analysis

Authors: 

Favaro, B. and Côté, I.M.

Year: 

2015

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Fish and Fisheries

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Volume (Issue #): 

16

Page #s: 

300-309

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Summary: 

A meta-analysis of online publications revealed only one technique to be effective as a bycatch reduction device in longline fisheries, which involves raising demersal longlines off the seafloor using flotation. Other techniques as BRDs include monofilament leaders which, like floating demersal longlines, are suggested as promising approaches for further evaluation. Although not effective as a deterrent, circle hooks may increase survivaility post-hooking.