Seabird Species Caught in Miscellaneous Gear

These species have all been recorded as caught in dredges (mechanized and hand dredges), lift nets (portable, shore, and stationary lift nets), falling gear (cast nets, cover pots), hand implements (such as tongs or rakes), or other miscellaneous gears (International Standard Classification of Fishing Gears codes 04, 05, 06, 10 excluding 10.1, and 99). 

There are only nine species that have been reported caught in these gear types. No seabirds have been recorded caught in lift nets. All of the species recorded to have been caught are divers, and most are plunge divers.

If you are interested in more details about bycatch in any of these species, go to the map tool, choose "Explore by Species," select the species (probably easiest in the "Common name" drop-down box), submit the query, and get a comprehensive report for your species of interest. The report will list all of the references regarding bycatch in the "Gear Interaction References" section.


Species Gear type
Common Loon Gavia immer Dredge
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Hand implement
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis Dredge
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Hand implement
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Dredge
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Falling gear
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Dredge
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Dredge
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis Hand implement