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Whale sharks and dolphins captured during a FAD set

Whale sharks and dolphins captured during a FAD set

Purse seine fishing vessel

Purse seine fishing vessel

The Medina panel at the back of the net dips below the surface during the backdown procedure to facilitate the safe release of dolphins

The Medina panel at the back of the net dips below the surface during the backdown procedure to facilitate the safe release of dolphins

 

Shark bycatch following a FAD set

Shark bycatch following a FAD set

Mature yellowfin tuna swimming in the net with dolphins prior to dolphin release and sack-up

Mature yellowfin tuna swimming in the net with dolphins prior to dolphin release and sack-up

Tuna in the net after encirclement

Tuna in the net after encirclement

 

Loading mature yellowfin tuna into the holds after a set in association with dolphins

Loading mature yellowfin tuna into the holds after a set in association with dolphins

Mature yellowfin tuna brailed onboard the vessel

Mature yellowfin tuna brailed onboard the vessel

Divers inside the net signaling that all dolphins have been released during the backdown procedure

Divers inside the net signaling that all dolphins have been released during the backdown procedure

 

Fish aggregating device (FAD)

Fish aggregating device (FAD)

Encirclement is complete – the net is now pursed in preparation for the backdown procedure and dolphin release

Encirclement is complete – the net is now pursed in preparation for the backdown procedure and dolphin release

Marlin killed in a FAD set

Marlin killed in a FAD set

 

Juvenile yellowfin tuna killed in a FAD set

Juvenile yellowfin tuna killed in a FAD set

Marlin killed in a FAD set

Marlin killed in a FAD set

Shark bycatch following a FAD set

Shark bycatch following a FAD set

 

Beginning of the set – the skiff holds one end of the net as the fish are encicled

Beginning of the set – the skiff holds one end of the net as the fish are encicled

Mother and calf awaiting release from the net

Mother and calf awaiting release from the net

Brailing tuna onboard the vessel after sack-up

Brailing tuna onboard the vessel after sack-up

 

Dolphins accustomed to encirclement calmly awaiting release at the corkline

Dolphins accustomed to encirclement calmly awaiting release at the corkline

Brailing tuna onboard the vessel after sack-up

Brailing tuna onboard the vessel after sack-up

Whale sharks and dolphins captured during a FAD set

Whale sharks and dolphins captured during a FAD set

 

Dolphins calmly swimming inside the net awaiting release

Dolphins calmly swimming inside the net awaiting release

Dolphins swim free of the net after their release during the backdown procedure

Dolphins swim free of the net after their release during the backdown procedure

Dolphins calmly swimming inside the net awaiting release

Dolphins calmly swimming inside the net awaiting release

 

 

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