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In telephone communications, circuits that are capable of handling transmissions over long distances.
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A recent study conducted by Charles Wurster of the Marine Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York indicated that bycatch mortality on diving birds caused by tuna longlines may by "even more severe than from driftnets.
Dusky shark protected since 2000, but many die after being hooked on commercial gear: 85 percent of juvenile dusky sharks dead when hauled up on bottom longline.
Abstract--Field experiments were conducted to test the hypotheses that Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) display small-scale spatial structure within longline catches, relative to other species and empty hooks, or within-species based on sex or length.
The vertical distribution of tunas and billfishes and fishing efficiency between Korean regular and deep longlines in the Atlantic Ocean.
Longlines were deployed several times each week during slack tides (for safety and to avoid gear tangling) in daylight (between 0800-1700 h) for one hour.
No mention of season or area restrictions on longlines.
For this reason, INCOPESCA must also improve its capacity to develop, implement, and monitor resource management measures including gear restrictions within these multi-use MPAs where bottom-longline and hand-line use is permitted but gillnets, trawl nets, and surface longlines are not.
Comparisons of shark catch rates on longlines using rope/steel (Yankee) and monofilament gangions.
A logbook was given to each fishermen, where they recorded, aided with GPS and echosounder, the following data for each fishing event: geographic position, bearing angle from port to fishing ground, distance to port and coast, depth, date, type and characteristics of fishing gear (nets or longlines, number and size of nets and longlines used), soaking time, and catch (kg of each species).
6) The impact that ghost net and longline fisheries have on gannets and other seabirds has also been well documented.
Sustainable Seas Wild Pole-Caught No Salt Added Solid Light or Solid Albacore Tuna is caught one fish at a time, which means no "by-catch"--sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, and other sea life that get caught on longlines or swept up in nets along with the tuna.
2009), this level of mortality from pelagic longlines is of concern.