A comparison of circle hook and J hook performance in a western equatorial Atlantic Ocean pelagic longline fishery

Equatorial Atlantic Ocean


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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Bigeye and yellowfin tuna had higher survival rates when circle hooks were used

Effect on bycatch species: 

Sailfish, pelagic stingrays, and leatherback sea turtles, had higher catch rates on J-style hooks

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