Fishing methods to reduce sea turtle mortality associated with pelagic longlines

United States


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on bycatch species: 

Use of novel bait species (mackerel instead of squid bait) reduced loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and leatherback (Dermocheles coriacea) sea turtle bycatch.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: