Despite a poor swordfish season in southern California, PIER researchers had a productive field season testing deep-set buoy gear off the California coast. This work is a NOAA sponsored project which develops and trials a low-impact experimental gear for swordfish in southern California. The gear is intended to have minimal bycatch interactions and selectively target swordfish at depth.
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PIER researchers team up with Bill Boyce
and the World Fishing Network to film a
segment on southern California's thresher
shark fishery. The work highlights PIER's
partnership with NOAA on recent catch and
release studies performed over the past three
years. Despite slow fishing, the team was able
to catch, tag and release a thresher while the
film crew was in town. The piece is expected to air
in 2013. Watch additional video highlighting the PIER-NOAA thresher shark partnership.
PIER visits Florida Buoy Fishers
The PIER team visits Deerfield Beach to learn about shallow-set buoy gear from Captain Corey Burlew. Corey's expertise turned the PIER team on to four swordfish in a few hours.