27 May '11, 3pm

New Shark-Repellent Fishing Hook Will Minimize Accidential Shark Catches

This could mean a fantastic reduction of accidental shark catches, especially with longline fishing. Longlines use thousands of baited hooks on a single line to try and catch a particular species of fish such as tuna. However, sharks much on the bait just as often. By using these shark-repellent hooks, the number of sharks caught on longlines could be cut way down. Of course, it does nothing for reducing the number of sharks caught by those who are out to catch them. But it's good news for reducing the occurrence of bycatch.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/new-shark-repelle...

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