Effects of hook and bait in a tropical northeast Atlantic pelagic longline fishery: Part I - Incidental sea turtle bycatch

Tropical northeast Atlantic


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Non reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

Leatherback interactions can be reduced by 55% in this fishery by switching from J-style to circle hooks.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: