Field Study 639

Article: 

California

Target catch: 

White seabass

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Circle hooks penetrated the lip more frequently (73%) than the J-hook (41%). Hook location was correlated with immediate mortality; all mortalities involved hook damage to the visceral region. A 10% post-release mortality was seen with both hook types.

Effect on bycatch species: 

None reported

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: