Bycatch of pilot whales (short-finned) occurs in the pelagic longline fisheries targeting swordfish, tuna, and shark in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. There are also records of pilot whales (long and short-finned)...
First, if you haven’t already, you will need to register at www.bycatch.org/user. Simply input your contact information and your registration will be approved by the website Administrator.
Registered users can upload new publications on to the website in just a few minutes by inputting the information requested after logging in and then clicking on “Add an Article.” The page that appears has spaces for adding citation information as well as providing (in the appropriate space) a brief summary of the article’s principal finding(s). Please limit this summary to no more than 4-5 sentences, and preferably 1-3.
After hitting “submit” on the first page in which you entered information, a second page will open in which you should input a summary of the efficacy of the technique evaluated in the article. There are drop-down menus provided so that you adhere to using the terms which have been defined and linked in the database. It is important that you use these terms (for “Fishing gear,” “Reduction technique,” and “Bycatch species”). If you are not sure which reduction technique to select, refer to the glossary. Only in rare instances will you need to input a new technique. For cells lacking drop-down menus you should type in the information (e.g., target catch) using terms drawn from the article.
If you require guidance, you may wish to consult other summaries already in the database. Once you submit this information, it will not appear in the public form of the database until approved by the Database Administrator. Any question, please contact: email@example.com.