Fishing by hooks in longliners from the Mexican Pacific Ocean: effects in the catch rate and weight of sharks and other species

Authors: 

Galeana-Villasenor, I., Galvan-Magana, F. and Santana-Hernandez, H.

Year: 

2009

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia

Volume (Issue #): 

44

Page #s: 

163-172

Contact information: 

galvan.felipe@gmail.com
Summary: 

The effect of two hook types (J-style and circle) and two bait types (jumbo squid and juvenile striped mullet) were tested on pelagic longlines in the northwest Pacific Ocean to determine their effect on catch rates of pelagic species.  There were no significant differences in catch rates between hook types, but squid bait caught significantly more blue and silky sharks and dolphinfish.