Circle hook effectiveness for the mitigation of sea turtle bycatch and capture of target species in a Brazilian pelagic longline fishery

South-western Atlantic Ocean


Target catch: 

Tuna, blue sharks, swordfish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Effect on bycatch species: 

De-hooking was decreased from 25% to 5.8% in loggerhead sea turtles when circle hooks were used.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: