Federal Managers Formalize Gear Change to Reduce Bycatch, Give Sharks a Chance in Hawaii Longline Fishery
Thanks to fishermen and Hawaii fishery managers, oceanic whitetip shark conservation is improving.
An industry-led conservation measure to reduce impacts to sharks is the latest example in a long history of bottom-up federal fishery management through the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, the Council said in press release.
Starting May 31, 2022, the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery that targets bigeye tuna will be prohibited from using wire leaders. Wire leaders reduce a shark’s ability to free itself from ...
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