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September 17, 2007

A Hook Ahead

There could be good news for the estimated 300,000 seabirds that are killed every year by longlines used to catch fish. A former tuna fisherman in Australia is developing a “smart hook” that he believes will spare seabirds and sea turtles. The hook is set to make its debut next year, and not a moment too soon.

Longlines are indiscriminate killers of fish as well as seabirds, which is why Oceana is keeping tabs on new technology.