Hooks-and-Lines

Fish are attracted to hooks-and-lines by natural or artificial bair placed on a hook, which captures the fish when it bites the bait. One or multiple lines may be used to catch pelagic, demersal, or benthic species. Different line and hook types are used depending on the target species.
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<i>Set longlines</i> are used near the ocean bottom and consist of regularly spaced shorter lines, or snoods, attached to a long main line. <i> Drifting longlines </i> have a main line kept near the surface by floats, with baited hooks attached to long snoods. <i>Trolling lines</i> are towed behind a vessel at the surface or depth, and use baited hooks or lures. <i>Vertical lines</i> are attached to a sinker and have one or multiple hooks. <i> Poles and lines</i>, consisting of a baited hook or lure attached to a pole, are the gear type most frequently used by recreational fishermen. <i>Handlines</i>, such as those used for squid jigging, are vertically weighted lines attached to bait or lures; fish are hauled up into the boat when caught.
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For more detailed information, please visit the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department <a href="http://www.fao.org/fishery/geartype/109/en" target="_blank"> hooks and lines</a> web page.

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Alaska

Target catch: 

Pacific halibut

Effect on bycatch species: 

Slightly reduced bycatch of spiny dogfish

Effect on target catch: 

Did not affect catch of halibut

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Hawaii

Target catch: 

Tuna and swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

No differences in catches between experimental and control sets

Effect on target catch: 

Decreased catch of wahoo, dolphinfish, blue and striped marlin, and shortbill species, increased catch of sickle pomfret and opah, and did not affect catch of sharks and pelagic sting rays

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

off Hawaii

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Leatherback turtle capture rates declined by 83% and loggerhead capture rates declined by 90%

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch increased by 16%, tuna catch decreased by 50%, and mahi-mahi, opah, and wahoo catch decreased by 34%

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

off Hawaii

Target catch: 

Swordfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Highly significant reduction in the proportion of turtles that swallowed hooks

Effect on target catch: 

Swordfish catch increased by 16%, tuna catch decreased by 50%, and mahi-mahi, opah, and wahoo catch decreased by 34%

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