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: 

None reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

J hooks resulted in more hooks being swallowed compared to circle hooks

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: