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Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADS

Date Added: September 14, 2016
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Tags: Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Conservation Measures, FADs, Purse Seine, Skipjack, Sticky, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna
Language: English

Description

ISSF is sponsoring research to develop a methodology to achieve acoustic selectivity of tropical tuna species, exploring the frequency response of tunas with and without swim-bladders. Swim-bladdered and non-swim-bladdered species typically have different contrasting frequency responses. This research could be applied during fishing operations to help distinguish skipjack (non-swim-bladdered fish) from bigeye and yellowfin tunas (swim-bladdered fish) — and avoid catching undesirable tuna species in FAD sets.