An illuminating idea to reduce bycatch in the Peruvian small-scale gillnet fishery.

San Jose, Salaverry, Ancon, Peru


Target catch: 

Elasmobranchs, tuna, dolphinfish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

No effect

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.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: