Case studies

Case studies

Cachalotera

In southern Chile, as in many South American countries, artisanal ?shing is very common. The main target species are Austral hake (Merluccius australis), ling (Genypterus blacodes) and Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus...[more]


Integrated weighted line

The world's Antarctic and subantarctic waters contain valuable longline fisheries for toothfish - Dissostichus eleginoides and D. mawsoni.[more]


Brady bird baffler and trawl mitigation

The Brady bird baffler was developed by Keith Brady to reduce seabird deaths in trawl fisheries. Keith came up with the idea in 1996, after having spent time as a government observer on deep sea trawlers in New Zealand waters....[more]


Bait setting capsule

In the mid-1990s, New Zealand tuna fisherman Dave Kellian decided he could eliminate the seabird issue in his fishery if he set baits 10 metres or more below the surface. He came to this conclusion after an incident in New...[more]