Setting baited hooks by stealth (underwater) can prevent the incidental mortality of albatrosses and petrels in pelagic longline fisheries

Uruaguay

Article: 

Target catch: 

Tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

None

Effect on bycatch species: 

Bait set 4 m below surface reduced mortality by 87% and by 100% when bait was set 10 m below the surface.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: