Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale)

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Australia

Target catch: 

N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Humpback whales responded to 'tones' by moving offshore and surfacing more often, perhaps trying to avoid the stimuli. Responses to social sounds were more variable.

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Location: 

Queensland, Australia

Target catch: 

Shark

Effect on bycatch species: 

The current net/pinger configuration is adequate for humpback whales, dugongs and dolphins swimming at normal travelling speeds. The current pinger spacing is insufficient for dolphins swimming straight at the net at high speeds.

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Study Type: 

Summary study

Location: 

Western Australia

Target catch: 

N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Preliminary results suggest pingers made no difference to Humpback whale behavior

Effect on target catch: 

N/A

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Reduction technique: 

Fishing Gear: 

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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