San Jose, Salaverry, Ancon, Peru
Elasmobranchs, tuna, dolphinfish
|An illuminating idea to reduce bycatch in the Peruvian small-scale gillnet fishery.||2.57 MB|
Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch:
Effect on bycatch species:
Bycatch probability per set was reduced by up to 74.4% for sea turtles and 70.8 for small cetaceans in comparison to non-illuminated nets. For seabirds, nominal BPUE decreased by 84% in the presence of LEDs.