Effectiveness of tori-lines for further reduction of incidental catch of seabirds in pelagic longline fisheries

@article{Yokota2011EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of tori-lines for further reduction of incidental catch of seabirds in pelagic longline fisheries},
  author={Kosuke Yokota and Hiroshi Minami and Masashi Kiyota},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={77},
  pages={479-485}
}
To improve the performance of tori-lines (bird-scaring lines) in reducing incidental catch of large seabirds (albatrosses and giant petrels) in the pelagic longline fishery, we analyzed factors affecting the performance of tori-lines based on data collected by Japanese scientific observers in the southern bluefin tuna Thunnus maccoyii fishery from 2002 to 2005. We classified the variety of tori-lines by the main tori-line length and the streamer type. Two types of streamers were identified… CONTINUE READING