Small Cetaceans (maximum length < 7.5 meters)

A review of dolphin and porpoise bycatch issues in the Southwest of England

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

United Kingdom

Target catch: 

Bass

Effect on bycatch species: 

Did not reduce bycatch

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A field experiment using acoustic alarms (pingers) to reduce harbour porpoise by-catch in bottom-set gillnets

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Sweden

Target catch: 

Cod and pollock

Effect on bycatch species: 

No bycatch in nets with or without pingers

Effect on target catch: 

Did not affect target catch

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Field Study 118

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Canada

Target catch: 

n/a

Effect on bycatch species: 

No porpoises were sighted within 200 m of AHD

Effect on target catch: 

n/a

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Analysis and mitigation of cetacean bycatch in UK fisheries

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Scotland

Target catch: 

Trout

Effect on bycatch species: 

Increased bycatch

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Analysis and mitigation of cetacean bycatch in UK fisheries

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Scotland

Target catch: 

Trout

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced bycatch

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Analysis and mitigation of cetacean bycatch in UK fisheries

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Scotland

Target catch: 

Trout

Effect on bycatch species: 

Did not reduce bycatch

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Analysis and mitigation of cetacean bycatch in UK fisheries

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

United Kingdom

Target catch: 

Bass

Effect on bycatch species: 

Did not reduce bycatch

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Target strength of a nylon monofilament and an acoustically enhanced gillnet: predictions of biosonar detection ranges

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Captivity

Target catch: 

Trout

Effect on bycatch species: 

Increased detectability

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Nylon barium sulphate gillnet reduces porpoise and seabird mortality

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Canada

Target catch: 

Multiple species

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced harbor porpoise bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

No difference in catch

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