Phocoena phocoena (Harbor porpoise)

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Target catch: 

Tuna

Effect on bycatch species: 

Porpoises could not get their snout through 1 inch mesh panel.

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Bay of Fundy

Target catch: 

Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, pollock

Effect on bycatch species: 

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

Effect on target catch: 

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

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Portugal

Target catch: 

Sardine

Effect on bycatch species: 

Cetaceans were present during 16.9% of fishing events; encirclement led to common dolphin mortalities

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

California

Target catch: 

Swordfish and thresher shark

Effect on bycatch species: 

Decreased cetacean bycatch and no habituation. Pinniped bycatch was not significantly different

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n/a

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Study Type: 

Study in the lab

Location: 

Neeltje Jans, The Netherlands

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n/a

Effect on bycatch species: 

Increased distance from the alarm source and respiration

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n/a

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