Use hook and line fishing instead of other fishing methods
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Hook and line fishing is a term used for a range of fishing methods that use short fishing lines with hooks. Hook and line fishing is more selective than other types of fishing and has little impact on the seabed. In addition, unwanted catch species can often be returned to the sea undamaged because the lines are only in place for a short time. These methods also reduce direct contact with the seabed, any unintentional physical harm and disturbances, and potentially reduce the amount of unwanted catch. For evidence of the effect of this intervention within a marine protected area, see “Habitat protection – Designate a Marine Protected Area and only allow the use hook and line fishing instead of other fishing methods”.