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The Hawaii Longline fishery set 45.4 million baited hooks in 2012, targeting swordfish and tuna, and also capturing, killing and/or injuring tens of thousands of non-target sharks and other fish every year.
In 2012, the Hawaii longline fleet caught 64,481 sharks, but kept only 2 percent of them – the remaining bycatch was thrown back injured or dead.
The blue shark is the predominant shark species caught, but other species include bigeye thresher shark, oceanic whitetip shark, shortfin shark, silky shark and crocodile shark.
Join us in demanding that the industrial Hawaii longline fishery stop inflicting collateral damage on sharks and other species of marine life.