Predicting interactions between recolonising marine mammals and fisheries: defining precautionary management

Auge, A. A., Moore, A. B., and Chilvers, B. L. (2012) Predicting interactions between recolonising marine mammals and fisheries: defining precautionary management. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 19 (5). pp. 426-433.

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Abstract

Interactions between fisheries and marine mammals have created costly and unresolved issues throughout the world. This study examines the spatial and resource overlaps between recolonising New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri (Grey) (using satellite tracking) and local fisheries (using spatio-temporal catch database) on the Otago coast, New Zealand. Around Otago, spatial and resource overlaps existed year-round and it is predicted that incidental deaths in fishing gear and resource competition may arise as the sea lion population increases. Preventive management methods (e.g. marine protected areas) and monitoring studies (e.g. fish stock assessments) are proposed. The use of precautionary management could ensure sustainable profitable fisheries and successful recolonisation by sea lions around Otago, and it could be used as a case study for other areas with recovering marine mammal populations that interact with fisheries

Item ID: 24076
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bycatch; competition; fishery management; marine protected area; Otago Peninsula;
ISSN: 1365-2400
Funders: University of Otago, New Zealand Department of Conservation
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 23:45
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 70%
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