Assessing the importance of net colour as a seabird bycatch mitigation measure in gillnet fishing

Melbourne Zoo, Australia


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Study in the lab

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

Effect on bycatch species: 

Orange colored monofilament resulted in lower collision rates with a gillnet mimic versus green and clear monofilament

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: