Sea Turtles

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

San Jose, Salaverry, Ancon, Peru

Target catch: 

Elasmobranchs, tuna, dolphinfish

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.

Effect on target catch: 

No effect

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Kuwait

Target catch: 

Shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

TED use resulted in no interactions with sea turtles or large animals; did not significantly reduce bycatch catches

Effect on target catch: 

Did not significantly reduce shrimp catches

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Pacific

Target catch: 

Tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced sea turtle interactions likely due to use of circle and not J hooks

Effect on target catch: 

All tuna species had higher catches rates when wider circle hooks were used. Shortfin spearfish and striped marlin catch rates were lower with circle hooks. No differences in average length between hook types.

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Tropical northeast Atlantic

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Hardshell turtle interactions were reduced when both circle hook styles and mackerel bait were used.

Effect on target catch: 

Non reported

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