Using a streamer line reduced the number of baits taken by seabirds and the number taken within 50 m of a longlining boat off the southwest coast of Tasmania
This study is summarised as evidence for the following.
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Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines
A controlled study on a fishing voyage off the southwest coast of Tasmania, Australia (Brothers 1991), found that using a streamer line reduced the number of baits taken by albatross from 5.8/1000 to 1.7/1,000. Fewer attempts at baits were also made within 50 m of the ship (from 12.8/1,000 baits and 63% of the total attempts to 0.2/1,000 baits and 2.3%). Streamer lines were 150 m long with seven ‘double-line vertical streamers’ attached at 4.1 m intervals.