Event Name/Location

9th Session of the Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch, La Reunion, France, September 12-16, 2013

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

9-2013

Abstract

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.

ResearchID/ORCID ID

I-5396-2012

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