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ISSF 2010-01: Replacing Purse Seining with Pole-and-Line Fishing in the Western Pacific. Baitfish Requirements

Date Added: August 7, 2016
Authors: Robert Gillett
Downloaded: 303 times
Tags: Pole and Line, Purse Seine
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

Recently there have been discussions on the desirability of replacing at least some of the purse seining in the Pacific Islands region1 with pole-and-line fishing. Pole-and-line fishing, however desirable, is highly dependent on live baitfish supplies. The purpose of this short study is to estimate the quantities of baitfish to replace purse seining in the Pacific Islands region and to examine the ability of the region’s baitfish resources to support that replacement.