Field Study 769

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands


Target catch: 

Skipjack and yellowfin tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Fewer skipjack tuna were caught by number and weight. Yellowfin tuna catch was higher.

Effect on bycatch species: 

Double-FADS caught larger bigeye tunas but the catch rate was slightly less than on normal FAD sets.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: