Elasmobranchs

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Northern Australia

Target catch: 

Tiger prawn (Penaeus semisulcatus and P. esculentus) and endeavor prawn (Metapenaus endeavouri and M. ensus)

Effect on bycatch species: 

TEDs facilitated the escape of large elasmobranchs, with bar spacing and TED orientation acting as important design factors affecting escape.

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Guyana

Target catch: 

Seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri)

Effect on bycatch species: 

40% decline in elasmobranch catch rate; mean size of elasmobranch captured reduced by 6.3%

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Fiji

Target catch: 

Tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

27 species of elasmobranchs were observed caught. Catch rates were higher on J-shaped compared to circle hooks. Blue sharks and pelagic stingrays were the most common shark/ray.

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Costa Rica

Target catch: 

Shrimp

Effect on bycatch species: 

Significantly more elasmobranchs caught in water <100 m. Four species made up 66% of the elasmobranch bycatch.

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N/A

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Summary study

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N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Fish instead of squid increased shark catch and deep hooking.

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N/A

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Summary study

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N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Circle hooks resulted in higher shark catches but lower haulback mortality and deep hooking.

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N/A

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Brazil

Target catch: 

Tuna (pelagic) sharks (bottom)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Rates of external hooking were significantly higher with circle hooks

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