Hawai'i Fishermen Promote Gear Changes to Save Sharks; Council Approves
A small change in pelagic longline fishing could make a big difference to one species of sharks -- and it has the approval of industry and regulators.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council voted earlier this week to prohibit wire leaders in the Hawai‘i deep-set longline fishery and require removal of trailing gear for all longline vessels operating under the Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan to improve the post-hooking survivorship of oceanic whitetip sharks.
Oceanic whitetip sharks are listed as ...
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