Seabirds

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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: 

Uruaguay

Target catch: 

Tuna

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.

Effect on target catch: 

None

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Bering Sea

Target catch: 

Pacific cod

Effect on bycatch species: 

Integrated weight longlines paired with streamer lines eliminated surface foraging and shearwater catch by 97%; integrated weigh longlines reduced surface forager catch rates by 91% and unweighted longlines with paired streamer by 98%

Effect on target catch: 

Target catch rates were not affected

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Study Type: 

Summary study

Location: 

Canada

Target catch: 

Cod and Atlantic salmon

Effect on bycatch species: 

Closure resulted in increased populations of common murres and auks but a decrease in gulls

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

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