Marine mammal bycatch in gillnet and other entangling net fisheries, 1990 to 2011

Authors: 

Reeves, R.R., McClellan, K., Werner, T.B.

Year: 

2013

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Endangered Species Research

Volume (Issue #): 

20

Page #s: 

71-97

Contact information: 

kmcclellan at neaq.org
Summary: 

This paper is a global assessment of marine mammal (cetacean, pinniped, sirenian, and marine mustelids) bycatch in gillnets and other entangling nets from 1990 to 2011. The authors found that at least 75% of odontocete species, 64% of mysticetes, 66% of pinnipeds, and all sirenian and marine mustelids have been recorded as gillnet bycatch over the past 20 years.