Approaches to mitigation of toothed whale depredation on the longline fishery in the eastern Australian Fishing Zone

McPherson, Geoff, McPherson, Craig, Turner, Phil, Kenny, Owen, Madry, Andrew, Bedwell, Ian, Clarke, Gary, and Kreutz, Dave (2007) Approaches to mitigation of toothed whale depredation on the longline fishery in the eastern Australian Fishing Zone. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Fishers Forum. From: Fourth International Fishers Forum, 12 - 14 November, 2007, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

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Abstract

In the Coral Sea, short-finned pilot whales and false killer whales are the main species responsible for depredation. Recognising that there would be no single effective method to provide relief from depredation, a range of strategies are under continual development. Early international depredation mitigation symposia were directed more to marine mammal conservation with little focus given to the fishing industry. However, recent symposia such as the October 2006 Pender Island Symposium and the July 2007 IOTC Depredation Symposium, and initiatives of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council have placed more attention toward the capability of the fishing industry to cope with depredation.

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ISBN: 978-1-934061-10-7
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 04:48
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830207 Wild Caught Tuna @ 100%
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