Improved Line Weighting Method for Tuna Longline Fishing Using Livebaiting to Mitigate Sea Bird Bycatch and Improve Worker Safety

Improved Line Weighting Method for Tuna Longline Fishing Using Livebaiting to Mitigate Sea Bird Bycatch and Improve Worker Safety

FRDC Project No 2012/407

by Alex InwoodSteve Auld Nigel William Abery and others

Spiral bound Publication Date: 31/03/2015

 
AFMA in collaboration with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Department of the Environment, and the fishing industry, undertook a study on the impact on the survival of live baits with line weights close to the hook. Line weights are a form of seabird bycatch mitigation for pelagic longline fishing designed to sink baited hooks rapidly out of reach of seabirds. The trial was undertaken on a commercial tuna and billfish fishing vessel operating on the south coast of NSW, within the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) during October, November and December of 2012.
ISBN:
9780994300508
Category:
Science: general issues
Format:
Spiral bound
Publication Date:
31-03-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Country of origin:
Australia

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