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GRANT NUMBER:  NA90AAHSK151           NMFS NUMBER:: 89-SWR-075

REPORT TITLE:  Can Submerged Lights Enhance the Effectiveness of Fish Aggregation Devices

AUTHOR:  Amesbury, Steven S. and Ker, Alexander M.

PUBLISH DATE:  May 1, 1995

AVAILABLE FROM:: National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Southwest Region, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.   PHONE: (310) 980-4030

ABSTRACT

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The objective of this project was to determine whether submerged lights would enhance the effectiveness of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). A series of tests showed no clear indication that the lights enhanced the effectiveness of the FADs.  Although Selar crumenophthalmus (bigeye scad) were caught around FADs with lights but not around FADs without lights, there were so many instances of these fish not being caught around either lighted or unlighted FADs that there was no demonstrable statistically significant effect.

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