Field Study

Central Mediterranean Sea


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

16/0 hooks resulted in a non-statistically significant decrease in catchability compared to size 2 J hooks, but statistically significant decrease compared to size 4 and 5 J hooks

Effect on bycatch species: 

Circle hooks captured fewer (2) loggerheads compared to 2J hooks (9)

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: