Mitigation of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) by-catch in the gillnet fishery in the lower Bay of Fundy

Bay of Fundy


Target catch: 

Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, pollock

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

There was no significant difference in catch rates when alarms were and were not used.

Effect on bycatch species: 

There was a 77% reduction in porpoise bycatch when acoustic alarms were used.

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: