Field Study

Article: 

Central Mediterranean Sea

Target catch: 

swordfish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

16/0 hooks resulted in a non-statistically significant decrease in catchability compared to size 2 J hooks, but statistically significant decrease compared to size 4 and 5 J hooks

Effect on bycatch species: 

Circle hooks captured fewer (2) loggerheads compared to 2J hooks (9)

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: