Experiment to Evaluate Gear Modification on Rates of Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Swordfish Longline Fishery in the Azores Phase 4

Article: 

Azores

Target catch: 

Swordfish and blue shark

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Effect on bycatch species: 

Circle hooks resulted in fewer turtles being caught in the throat

Reduction technique: 

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: