U.S. West Coast
Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)
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Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch:
Scaring lines had no effect on target catch. Night setting increased average retained catch by more than 40%.
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.