Effects of eliminating shallow hooks from tuna longline sets on target and non-target species in the Hawaii-based pelagic tuna fishery



Target catch: 

Tuna and swordfish

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Decreased catch of wahoo, dolphinfish, blue and striped marlin, and shortbill species, increased catch of sickle pomfret and opah, and did not affect catch of sharks and pelagic sting rays

Effect on bycatch species: 

No differences in catches between experimental and control sets

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: