Small Cetaceans (maximum length < 7.5 meters)

Field Study 155

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Gulf of Maine

Target catch: 

n/a

Effect on bycatch species: 

Gillnets with pingers caught fewer porpoise

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n/a

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Acoustic alarms reduce porpoise mortality

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

United States

Target catch: 

Multiple species

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced harbor porpoise bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

Effect varied by species

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Deterring harbour porpoise from gillnets: observed reactions to passive reflectors and pingers

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Canada

Target catch: 

n/a

Effect on bycatch species: 

92.4% of porpoise groups avoided pinger equipped floatlines

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n/a

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Reactions of harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena and herring Clupea harengus to acoustic alarms

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Canada

Target catch: 

Herring

Effect on bycatch species: 

Harbor porpoise avoided area

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Field Study 122

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Argentina

Target catch: 

Sea trout, croaker, letherjack, Patagonian smooth hound

Effect on bycatch species: 

Reduced dolphin bycatch

Effect on target catch: 

No effect

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