Bycatch Mitigation Fact Sheet 11 (Sep 2013) Pelagic Longline: Bait caster and line shooter

Citation
Birdlife International (2013) Bycatch Mitigation Fact Sheet 11 (Sep 2013) Pelagic Longline: Bait caster and line shooter
Abstract

Bait casters and line shooters have been used by fishermen to improve economic or operational efficiency of fishing and have been considered effective measures to reduce seabird bycatch. However, there is no empirical evidence to support their effectiveness in this regard. This fact-sheet covers technical issues associated with the use of bait casters and line shooters from the perspective of their use in improving fishing efficiency and ensuring that seabird bycatch is not increased by their use.