Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)
Effect on bycatch species:
Albatross attacked baited hooks on floated longlines at significantly higher rates than non-floated longlines, especially beyond the aerial extent of bird scaring lines. Additionally, night setting resulted in significant decreases in albatross bycatch.
Effect on target catch:
Scaring lines had no effect on target catch. Night setting increased average retained catch by more than 40%.