Experiment to Evaluate Gear Modification on Rates of Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Swordfish Longline Fishery in the Azores

Authors: 

Bolten, A. and K. Bjorndal

Year: 

2002

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Final Project Report submitted to the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service. Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, University of Florida, Gainesville

Volume (Issue #): 

1

Page #s: 

1-20
Summary: 

Circle hooks (non-offset 16/0 and 18/0) caught significantly more blue sharks than J hooks in the Azores longline swordfish and blue shark fisheries.