Balaenoptera acutostrata (Minke whale)

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

US east coast and Canadian Maritimes

Target catch: 

Various

Effect on bycatch species: 

Ropes with a breaking strength of 1,700 lbs or less could reduce life-threatening entanglements of North Atlantic Right whales by at least 72%. Right and humpback were entangled in ropes with stronger breaking strength than those involving minke whales.

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

Target catch: 

Crab and whelk

Effect on bycatch species: 

Minke whales decreased swimming velocity and altered bearing when approaching a rope, particularly when ropes were black and white; some minke's altered underwater swimming trajectories when passing ropes and produced low-frequency vocalizations.

Effect on target catch: 

None reported

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Fishing Gear: 

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Mingan Archipelago, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec Canada

Target catch: 

Crab and whelk

Effect on bycatch species: 

Identified detection/reaction of minke whales to buoy ropes

Effect on target catch: 

Unknown

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