Ancient Fish Hooks Help Tackle A Modern Problem

May 17, 2018
Originally published on May 17, 2018 2:55 pm

The traditional fish hooks used by the Makah Tribe in Washington state have been found to be better at catching halibut than modern circle fish hooks.

As John Ryan (@heyjohnryan) of KUOW reports, the historical hooks help prevent the problems of “bycatch” — hauling up the wrong type of fish.

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