Resilience of inshore, juvenile snapper Pagrus auratus to angling and release.

@article{Broadhurst2012ResilienceOI,
  title={Resilience of inshore, juvenile snapper Pagrus auratus to angling and release.},
  author={M K Broadhurst and P A Butcher and K C Hall and B R Cullis and S P McGrath},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={638-50}
}
This study assessed the mortality of 157 snapper Pagrus auratus (9-29 cm, total length, L(T) ) after being conventionally angled and then released into cages (along with 48 controls) for 4 days off south-eastern Australia. Fatalities were restricted to 12 angled fish (7·6%) and mostly attributed to the ingestion of hooks and especially their subsequent removal, which caused substantial blood loss and immediate death. Hook ingestion was significantly biased towards smaller fish (<21 cm L(T)) and… CONTINUE READING