9th Session of the Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch, La Reunion, France, September 12-16, 2013
A swordfish buoy gear, an innovative fishing practice developed in USA in early 2000s, provide a possibility of direct swordfish targeting yielding high CPUE of target species and very low bycatch levels. Here we present a summary of US experience and discuss potential application of this gear in the Indian Ocean region in the perspective of small-scale fisheries development and bycatch reduction.
Romanov, Evgeny V.; Kerstetter, David W.; Moore, Travis Allan; and Bach, Pascal, "Buoy Gear- a Potential for Bycatch Reduction in the Small-Scale Swordfish Fisheries: a Florida Experience and Indian Ocean Perspective." (2013). Oceanography Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures. Paper 236.