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2011-06-09 08:19:02

By Eric Stroud, Shark Defense SMART Hookâ“ž¢ combines two shark repellent technologies into standard fishing hooks in order to reduce the number of sharks caught from commercial fishing Scientists have developed a new type of fishing hook to reduce the number of sharks accidently caught from commercial fishing. The special hook, called SMART Hookâ“ž¢ (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated Hook), combines two shark repellent...

2009-05-13 05:00:00

KEY WEST, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SharkDefense Technologies and HEFA Rare Earth Canada, Co. Ltd. announced today that shark-repellent metal alloys are available for sale. The metal alloys are proven to reduce the accidental capture of sharks and are anticipated to benefit many commercial fishing operations. The shark-repellent metal alloys work by generating a small voltage in seawater, which affects a shark's electric sense. Bony fish, such as tuna, do not have the organ responsible...

2008-08-02 00:00:23

By Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 2--WACHAPREAGUE -- Out here on the Eastern Shore, where voracious greenhead flies rule the marsh and waves of grass roll to the sunrise, scientists are fishing for sharks so they can learn how not to catch them. More than 11 million sharks die every year on fishing hooks that aren't intended for them. Up until recently, few people really cared -- at least no one who remembers "Jaws." Now, it's becoming clear that these wolves...

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2008-04-22 13:10:00

Reducing bycatch could save millions of animals, reduce fishing costsSharks in captivity avoid metals that react with seawater to produce an electric field, a behavior that may help fishery biologists develop a strategy to reduce the bycatch of sharks in longline gear.  Shark bycatch is an increasing priority worldwide given diminished populations of many shark species, and because sharks compete with target species for baited lines, reducing fishing efficiency and increasing operating...


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