Experiment to evaluate gear modification on rates of sea turtle bycatch in the swordfish longline fishery in the Azores phase 2



Target catch: 

Swordfish and blue shark

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Increased blue shark catch when compared to J hooks

Effect on bycatch species: 

Did not reduce bycatch; reduced rate of throat hooking

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: