Tips on using the references search filters

Species

The species filter will accept species common and scientific names, as well as FAO 3-Alpha codes (only those in BMIS species group tables). It is under development, so you should also try the species name or code in the Keywords search.

Keywords

Boolean Logic etc - Refine searches using quotation marks ("xx") for phrases, Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT), and truncation (*).

Use keywords to narrow your search. Try an author's name, or terms and phrases such as biodegradable, cryptic mortality, depredation, indicators, at-vessel mortality, etc.

Search for multiple Mitigation Techniques (MT) simultaneously. For example:

  • MT = circle hooks
  • Keywords = "fish not squid bait" or "night / day setting"

search circle hook

Similarly for Management Categories (MC) or Population Level Assessments (PLA).

Collections

Use the Collections filter to browse:

  • RFMO scientific meeting papers, e.g., IOTC 2021
  • meeting papers for other significant groups, e.g., ACAP
  • safe handling and release guides; and
  • Species ID Guides.