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UH researcher documents impact of stainless-steel hooks on sharks

Timothy Hurley
COURTESY CARL MEYER
                                A recently published tiger shark study has discovered that a number of sharks currently carry stainless-steel hooks or had hooks lodged in them at one point. An author of the study, Carl Meyer, is urging commercial and recreational fishermen to reject stainless-steel fishing hooks in favor of carbon steel ones.
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COURTESY CARL MEYER

A recently published tiger shark study has discovered that a number of sharks currently carry stainless-steel hooks or had hooks lodged in them at one point. An author of the study, Carl Meyer, is urging commercial and recreational fishermen to reject stainless-steel fishing hooks in favor of carbon steel ones.