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Citizen science data suggest a novel rig improves landing rate and reduces injury and handling time in recreational angling with artificial lures in Baltic pike (Esox lucius)

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RT @RArlinghausFish: We think we have found a new rig that substantially increases landing rates in artificial lure fishing, new preprint h…
RT @RArlinghausFish: We think we have found a new rig that substantially increases landing rates in artificial lure fishing, new preprint h…
RT @RArlinghausFish: We think we have found a new rig that substantially increases landing rates in artificial lure fishing, new preprint h…
We think we have found a new rig that substantially increases landing rates in artificial lure fishing, new preprint has been published today in @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/P1GxOU8QZw #NaturalResourceManagement #EnvironmentalImpacts
20 days ago
Citizen science data suggest a novel rig improves landing rate and reduces injury and handling time in recreational angling with artificial lures in Baltic pike (Esox lucius) https://t.co/OXswoHFRL0
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they had no competing interests during fieldwork, dataprocessing and production of this paper.

Jens Bursell is owner of the Company Outdoor Consult - a small publishing Company producing photos, articles and books about outdoorlife and fishing

Robert Arlinghaus is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

After this paper has been written the first author Jens Bursell has been offered to design release-rigs for a european tackle brand, but have not signed any contracts at the time of submitting. If he decides to sign a contract - he will receive a royalty based in income of potential future sales. The release-rig is not patented so any company can produce these rigs, that has already been published in the popular angling magazines and books from 2008 and onwards.

Author Contributions

Jens Jakob Bursell conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, photos and video.

Robert Arlinghaus analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The normal Danish Fishing License approves the type of fishing done in this survey.

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work


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