Field Study

Article: 

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Target catch: 

Billfish and tuna

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Significant differences between catch rates were only found between the J-4 and C18 hooks. Large circle hooks (C18) had the lowest catch rates for tunas and small circle hooks (C15) had the lowest catch rates for billfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Significant differences were found between J4 and C15 and between J4 and C18.

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: