Methods for longline fishers to safely handle and release unwanted sharks and rays = 延绳钓捕捞者对误捕的鲨鱼或鳐鱼等海洋动物的 安全处理指引和放生方法 English & Chinese
When releasing a shark or ray, follow these steps to reduce stress and injury and minimize your safety risk. The abundance of many shark and ray species have been declining – let’s do our part to reverse this trend.
Minimize time spent handling and releasing sharks and rays. Some species and sizes of sharks and rays die if they experience too much stress when being caught and handled. Have a lifting device, bolt cutters, dehooker and line-cutter readily available on deck where crew can get it quickly.