Promotion of the Use of Circle Hook in Southeast Asia
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Many studies on the use of circle hooks in pelagic longline fishery have demonstrated that the use of circle hooks can significantly contributed to reducing sea turtle interactions compared to industry standard J-hooks. In the Southeast Asian Region, however the impact of circle hooks on pelagic target species and others is still not clear and the efficiency of them in comparison to J-hooks is also unknown. Therefore, SEAFDEC Training Department as a technical agency in promotion of responsible fishing technologies and practices in the Region, considered it important to study the mitigation of fishery-sea turtles interaction particularly focusing the efficiency of the circle hook in comparison with the J-hook in longline fishery.
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Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Training Department (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2008)Circle hook has the LARGER HOOK WIDTH, Sea turtle can’t swallow it. Therefore, even the sea turtle being caught by the circle hook, hooking position will be around its jaw and the HOOK WILL BE EASILY REMOVED. Sea turtle ...
Mitigation of Fishery-Sea Turtle Interactions: Efficiency of the Circle Hook in Comparison with J-Hook in Longline Fishery Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Training Department (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2016)