Reduce bycatch by employing seasonal or area closures
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Birds show seasonal patterns of habitat use and therefore reducing fishing in areas where there are large populations of foraging birds may reduce bycatch. However, these areas may also be the most profitable to fish in, as seabirds are likely to follow fish stocks. Closures may therefore not be a viable option.