Odontocete bycatch and depredation in longline fisheries: a review of available literature and of potential solutions

Authors: 

Hamer, D.J., Childerhouse, S.J., Gales, N.J.

Year: 

2012

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Marine Mammal Science

Contact information: 

derek.hamer@aad.gov.au
Summary: 

Odontocete (i.e. toothed whale) interaction with longline fisheries is a global phenomenon that threatens the status of some populations and the economic viability of longline fisheries. This review paper summarizes the trend and geographical extent of interactions, the potential impact on odontocetes and fisheries, and describes potential acoustic and physical mitigation solutions.