Large Cetaceans (maximum length > 7.5 meters)

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

South Georgia

Target catch: 

Patagonian toothfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Sperm whales interacted with longlines 25% of the time; orcas interacted only 5% of the time could remove half of the catch; fur seal interactions have declined since 2009

Effect on target catch: 

Catch rates were lower when marine mammals were present

Article: 

Species: 

Eubalaena glacialis

The small population of North Atlantic right whales is in danger of extinction. These whales were hunted nearly to extinction by commercial whalers by the end of the 1700s, but today are at risk from entanglement in fishing gear and boat strikes.   

Distribution: 

Western North Atlantic

Population: 

< 440 individuals (2017)
Photo: Katie Jackson, FWC, taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #932-1905/MA-009526

IUCN Status: 

Critically Endangered

Type: 

Mammal

Bycatch Threat: 

Trap lines, gillnets, longlines

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