Influence of hook type and fishing depth on longline catches of sharks and other pelagic speices in the northwest Mexican Pacific

Authors: 

Galeana-Villasenor, I., Galvan-Magana, F. and Gomez-Aguilar, R.

Year: 

2008

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia

Volume (Issue #): 

43

Page #s: 

99-110

Contact information: 

galvan.felipe@gmail.com
Summary: 

Four types of hooks--J-style, tuna hook, tuna 18 offset and circle hooks--were tested on pelagic loglines fishing close to Mazatlan Mexico to determine their effectiveness at catching sharks and other pelagic species.  Circle hooks had the highest catch rates for the principal target species, blue and striped marlin.