Hook Pod Update

Birdlife International (2014) Hook Pod Update. ACAP Seabird Bycatch Working Group, Punta del Este, Uruguay

This up-date on at-sea hook pods trials conducted by the Albatross Task Force in South Africa (2012), Uruguay (2013) and Brazil (2013). The data add to the increasing body of evidence to demonstrate that the hook pod has the potential to reduce seabird bycatch to near zero levels, is operationally simple to use and does not reduce target catch rate.