A comparison of circle hook and J hook performance in a western equatorial Atlantic Ocean pelagic longline fishery


Equatorial Atlantic Ocean

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Bigeye tuna had higher catch rates when circle hooks were used

Effect on bycatch species: 

Catch rates were lower for leatherback sea turtles and pelagic stingrays but not sailfish when circle hooks were used

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

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