New Fishing Hook Reduces Accidental Shark Catch

http://www.livescience.com/14332-fishing-hook-reduces-shark-catch-bts.html

25 May 2011

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 Hook™” (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated Hook), combines two shark repellent technologies, magnetism and shark repellent metals, into standard fishing hooks.

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