Field Study 369

Target catch
Bigeye tuna
Study Type
Field study in the wild
Effect on target catch
Weighted longlines had a slightly higher overall CPUE (1.3 fish/100 hooks) compared to traditional longlines (1.08 fish/100 hooks) and caught more bigeye (0.95 fish/ 100 hooks) than traditional longlines (0.56 fish/100 hooks). Catch rates were not very
Effect on bycatch species
None reported
Bycatch species
Fishing Gear
Reduction technique