Seabird by-catch in longline fisheries
Entry ID: ASAC_2295

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2295
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Longline fisheries represent a serious threat to the survival of Southern Ocean albatrosses and petrels. During line setting operations seabirds become entangled with baited hooks and are drawn underwater and drown. In the past 10-20 years populations of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -25.0   S: -28.0   E: 158.0   W: 153.12

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robertson, G. and Lawton, K.
Dataset Title: Seabird by-catch in longline fisheries
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-05-27
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-04-12
Stop Date: 2005-04-15

Start Date: 2001-09-30
Stop Date: 2011-03-31
Location Keywords
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality The experiment tested 52 combinations of swivel weight, bait type and bottom length. During the experiment practical constraints meant that data were not always collected in a logical series. The data are good, but is not easy to interpret without talking to those that undertook the experiment.

The values provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 107,596 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Fees: free
Robertson, G., Candy, S.G. and Wienecke, B. (2010), Effect of line shooter and mainline tension on the sink rates of pelagic longlines and implications for seabird interactions., Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, doi:doi: 10.1002/aqc.1100
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
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