Are circle hooks effective in reducing incidental captures of loggerhead sea turtles in a Mediterranean longline fishery?


Strait of Sicily

Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

J hooks resulted in more hooks being swallowed compared to circle hooks

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: