Improved Understanding of Interactions between Sharks and Longline Fisheries Benefits Both Fishing Industry and Sharks

07 September 2007 | News story

Interactions between sharks and pelagic longline fisheries are causing ecological, economic and social problems. Studies, announced recently by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, indicate that action is needed to develop methods to deter sharks from taking hooked fish from longline gear - amove that will benefit sharks and the fishing industry.