Quick-release gear

A metal wire attached to an outrigger clip on a troll line. The quick-release mechanism of the outrigger clip causes the wire to travel down the bait line when a fish is captured. The metal wire may deter dolphin depredation (Zollett and Read, 2006).

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild



Target catch: 

King mackerel

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced depredation

Effect on target catch: 

Did not affect target catch


Bycatch species: 

Reduction technique: 

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