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Comparison of three seabird bycatch avoidance methods in Hawaii-based pelagic longline fisheries

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Gilman, E, Brothers, N and Kobayashi, DR 2007 , 'Comparison of three seabird bycatch avoidance methods in Hawaii-based pelagic longline fisheries' , Fisheries Science, vol. 73, no. 3 , pp. 208-210 , doi: 10.1111/j.1444-2906.2007.01321.x.

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Abstract

Capture in longline fisheries is a critical threat to
most albatross and large petrel species. Blackfooted
Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis
albatrosses are the predominant seabird
species incidentally caught in Hawaii longline fisheries.
This study reports results of a trial in the
Hawaii pelagic longline tuna and swordfish
fisheries comparing four experimental treatments’
seabird capture rates and commercial viability.
Two research fishing trips were conducted between
1 April and 17 May 2003 on a Hawaii-based pelagic
longline vessel, at traditional fishing grounds south
of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, between
21° 41′N and 25° 08′N, 173° 58′W and 167° 43′W.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Gilman, E and Brothers, N and Kobayashi, DR
Keywords: albatross, bycatch, Hawaii, longline fishery, seabird.
Journal or Publication Title: Fisheries Science
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
ISSN: 0919-9268
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/j.1444-2906.2007.01321.x
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