Are circle hooks effective in reducing incidental captures of loggerhead sea turtles in a Mediterranean longline fishery?

Strait of Sicily


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Circle hooks did not affect catch rates or the size of the targeted catch

Effect on bycatch species: 

Circle hooks reduced the incidental capture of immature sea turtles

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: