Fish personality can determine capture method

A fish’s personality may determine how it is captured. The association between personality differences and the capture-technique used could have significant evolutionary and ecological consequences.

Fishing near rocky outcrops or in areas of water with submerged vegetation is likely to yield more timid fish, while fish in open water are more likely to be bold.

Furthermore, fishing with a hook and fishing line was found to yield more timid fish, while fishing with a seine net was found to catch bolder fish.

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