Life after Catch and Release

Cramer, Jean (2004) Life after Catch and Release. Marine Fisheries Review, 66(1), pp. 27-30.

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Abstract

Since 1988 regulations have required U.S. longline fishermen to release all Atlantic white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus. By the late 1990’s, approximately 99% of Atlantic white marlin caught by U.S. recreational fishermen were released. Recent studies using PSAT technology indicate that not all released fish survive and that a minor change in hook type, 0–5° offset circle hooks rather than straight-shank “J” hooks, may have a profound effect on post release mortality. Beginning in 2004, sea turtle mitigation measures have required U.S. longline fishermen to use circle hooks. Estimates of total catch, releases, and post release mortality of Atlantic white marlin caught by U.S. recreational fishermen were made in order to evaluate the potential reduction in mortality that may be realized by requiring the use of circle hooks rather than straight-shank “J” hooks by U.S. recreational fishermen. These estimates were compared to estimates of Atlantic white marlin caught by the U.S. longline fishery

Item Type: Article
Title: Life after Catch and Release
Personal Creator/Author:
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Cramer, Jean
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 66
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 27-30
Date: 2004
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9728
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 18:06
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 18:32
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9728

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