The performance of Hookpods under commercial fishing conditions in the Brazilian pelagic longline fleet
Hookpods were evaluated under commercial fishing conditions in the Brazilian pelagic longline fleet. A total of three trips, 17 sets and 11,380 hooks deployed have been monitored to date. A total of 1,066 fish were caught (93.7 fish / 1,000 hooks), a single black- browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris (0.1 birds 1,000 hooks) and 26 marine turtles of two species (2.1 and 0.2 individuals / 1,000 hooks for loggerhead Caretta caretta and leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea respectively). A total of 65 Hookpods were returned damaged equating to 0.57% of Hookpods deployed.