Testing of a new hook design in the longline fishery for tusk (Brosme brosme) and ling (Molva molva)
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The EZ-Baiter Circle hook which is a hybrid design between the classical J- and Circle hook shapes, is developed to provide a more effective hook for use in mechanized longline systems. In comparative fishing trials, the new (EZ) hook design gave significantly difference in catch rates between the EZ- and Circle hook designs.