Spearfishing makes fishes more timid

Fisheries scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and international colleagues have studied the response of fish in the Mediterranean Sea to spearfishing. The fish are able to finely discriminate if divers carry a speargun or not. They adjust their escape behaviour and keep a safe distance outside the shooting range. This is good for the fish and a challenge for the spearfisher. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)