An overview of the hooking mortality of elasmobranchs caught in a swordfish pelagic longline fishery in the Atlantic Ocean

@article{Coelho2012AnOO,
  title={An overview of the hooking mortality of elasmobranchs caught in a swordfish pelagic longline fishery in the Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Rui Coelho and Joana Fernandez-Carvalho and Pedro G. Lino and Miguel Neves dos Santos},
  journal={Aquatic Living Resources},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={311-319}
}
Hooking (or "at-haulback") fishing mortality was analysed in elasmobranchs captured by Portuguese long- liners targeting swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean. Information was collected by on-board fishery observers who moni- tored 834 longline fishing sets between August 2008 and December 2011, and recorded information on 36 067 elasmo- branch specimens from 21 different taxa. The hooking mortality proportions were species-specific, with some species having relatively high percentages of live… 

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