Trade-offs among Catch, Bycatch, and Landed Value in the American Samoa Longline Fishery x

Citation
Watson J, Bigelow K (2014) Trade-offs among Catch, Bycatch, and Landed Value in the American Samoa Longline Fishery x. In: WCPFC Scientific Committee 10th Regular Session. WCPFC SC10-2014/EB-IP-09, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, p 12
Abstract

The interspecific preferences of fishes for different depths and habitats suggest fishers could avoid unwanted catches of some species while still effectively targeting other species. In pelagic longline fisheries, albacore (Thunnus alalunga) are often caught in relatively cooler, deeper water (>100 m) than many species of conservation concern (e.g., sea turtles, billfishes, and some sharks) that are caught in shallower water (