Non-hooked birds: how to avoid seabird bycatch in the Mediterranean?

10 marzo 2015

Night setting; bird scaring lines; weighted branchlines that sink rapidly; fish offal and bait covered on board so it doesn’t attract seabirds to the boats; deck lights kept at the minimum level, and discards not thrown back into the sea. These are some of the best strategies to avoid seabird bycatch in longline fisheries in the Mediterranean, according to researchers.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/_U_mhzun4bM/150310131920.htm

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