Use catch and hook protection devices
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Catch and hook protection devices may be used to cover caught fish and hooks during hauling to reduce the chance of entanglement with aquatic reptiles. This may include ‘net sleeves’ which cover caught fish and hooks with the downward pressure of hauling, or triggered devices (e.g. chains, cages, cones etc.) that automatically release when a fish is hooked. This may prevent reptile injury or death due to hooking.