A Leslie Matrix model was used to simulate the impact of bycatch mortality on the narrow-ridged finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis). Based on the model results, there is an annual rate of decrease of 0.671 to 3.87%, with a population reduction of 29.6 to 86.3% over three generations. The most optimistic simulation showed at least a 30% reduction in population size. Therefore, reported bycatch mortality rates pose a substantial threat to this species.
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