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The Brickle Curtain is a seabird deterrent device used in demersal longline fisheries. This ‘bird curtain’ forms a protective barrier around the hauling hatch. It is composed of vertically hanging streamers supported by poles fixed to the railing above the hauling hatch. See ‘Haul mitigation’.
Effect on Other Bycatch Species
Ease of Deployment and Safety
In heavy weather, the vertically hanging streamers, often weighted at the bottom, can flick up and interfere with fishers working at the hauling hatch.