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Acoustic Discrimination Technology to Support Selective Fishing

Date Added: November 24, 2020
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Tags: Acoustic Discrimination, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Purse Seine, Tuna
Language: English
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Report Type: Final

Description

Created in November 2020, this infographic explains our research on how acoustic technology like echosounders could be used by purse-seine vessels to fish more selectively at fish aggregating devices (FADs).

Echosounders can be used to identify the acoustic signatures of different tuna species, allowing FAD fishers before they make a set to better target the tuna species whose stocks are at healthy levels — reducing overfishing and bycatch of non-target tuna and other marine species.