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Bycatch in drift gillnet fisheries: A sink for Indian Ocean cetaceans

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Elliott, B; Kiszka, JJ; Bonhommeau, S; Shahid, U; Lent, R; Nelson, L; Read, AJ
Published in: Conservation Letters
January 1, 2024

In 1992, the UN banned the use of large-scale pelagic driftnets on the high seas (UNGA Resolution 46/215). Three decades later, however, drift gillnets remain one of the primary fishing gears in the Indian Ocean, accounting for approximately 30% of tuna catches in this ocean. Recent estimates indicate that several million small cetaceans have been killed in Indian Ocean gillnets over the past few decades. National agencies and the regional fisheries management organization charged with managing tuna fisheries, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, have yet to effectively document the bycatch of small cetaceans in these fisheries. Here, we review current information on cetacean bycatch in Indian Ocean drift gillnets and propose potential solutions to this important conservation issue.

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Conservation Letters

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1755-263X

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January 1, 2024

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  • Ecology
 

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Elliott, B., Kiszka, J. J., Bonhommeau, S., Shahid, U., Lent, R., Nelson, L., & Read, A. J. (2024). Bycatch in drift gillnet fisheries: A sink for Indian Ocean cetaceans. Conservation Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12997
Elliott, B., J. J. Kiszka, S. Bonhommeau, U. Shahid, R. Lent, L. Nelson, and A. J. Read. “Bycatch in drift gillnet fisheries: A sink for Indian Ocean cetaceans.” Conservation Letters, January 1, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12997.
Elliott B, Kiszka JJ, Bonhommeau S, Shahid U, Lent R, Nelson L, et al. Bycatch in drift gillnet fisheries: A sink for Indian Ocean cetaceans. Conservation Letters. 2024 Jan 1;
Elliott, B., et al. “Bycatch in drift gillnet fisheries: A sink for Indian Ocean cetaceans.” Conservation Letters, Jan. 2024. Scopus, doi:10.1111/conl.12997.
Elliott B, Kiszka JJ, Bonhommeau S, Shahid U, Lent R, Nelson L, Read AJ. Bycatch in drift gillnet fisheries: A sink for Indian Ocean cetaceans. Conservation Letters. 2024 Jan 1;
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Published In

Conservation Letters

DOI

EISSN

1755-263X

Publication Date

January 1, 2024

Related Subject Headings

  • Ecology