Thousands of Bycatch Every Year
What is Longlining?
This device consists of a long line/ main line and branch lines called gangions or snoods. Attached to the end of these snoods are baited hooks. The snoods are attached to the main line by a clip or swivel and have a hook on the other end. Longlines act as several individual fishing rods so when the fish come to get the bait, they get hooked.
What is the long line out to catch?
How Does Longlining Effect the Ecosystem?
What ways are there to mitigate the effects of longlining?
Does the government regulate longlining
What is Bycatch?
How Much Bycatch Results from Longlining
What would happen if the government banned longlining?
The many species, such as some sharks, turtles, and sea birds, would no longer be having their populations decimated. Some of these species that are going extinct would have the opportunity to replenish their populations. There would be a less steady stream of fish because fishermen would not be able to secure thousands of fish in one go. As a result of this the price of many fish that used to be caught with longlines would go up.
Is longlining environmentally sustainable?
what are some alternatives seafood choices for consumers?
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