Hooks equipped with magnets can increase catches of blue shark (Prionace glauca) by longline fishery

Article: 

NE Atlantic

Target catch: 

Tuna and blue sharks

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

Effect on bycatch species: 

Magnets increased and did not decrease blue shark catch rates. Larger magnets had a stronger effect.

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