Can Submerged Lights Enhance the Effectiveness of Fish
Amesbury, Steven S. and Ker, Alexander M.
Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Southwest Region, 501
West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.
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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