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Research Article

Seabird Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries Is Grossly Underestimated when Using Only Haul Data

  • Nigel Brothers,

    Affiliation: Marine Ecology and Technology Consultant, Wonga Beach, Queensland, Australia

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  • Alan R. Duckworth,

    Affiliation: Blue Ocean Institute, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Carl Safina,

    Affiliation: Blue Ocean Institute, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Eric L. Gilman mail

    EricLGilman@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Blue Ocean Institute, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America, Tetra Tech EM Inc., and College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Published: August 31, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012491

About the Authors

Nigel Brothers
Marine Ecology and Technology Consultant, Wonga Beach, Queensland, Australia
Alan R. Duckworth, Carl Safina, Eric L. Gilman
Blue Ocean Institute, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America
Eric L. Gilman
Tetra Tech EM Inc., and College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: EricLGilman@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NB. Performed the experiments: NB. Wrote the paper: NB AD CS ELG.