Elasmobranch captures in the Fijian pelagic longline fishery

Fiji

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Target catch: 

Tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

27 species of elasmobranchs were observed caught. Catch rates were higher on J-shaped compared to circle hooks. Blue sharks and pelagic stingrays were the most common shark/ray.

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