Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated

Taylor, Barbara L.; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Moore, Jeffrey; Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Ver Hoef, Jay M.; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Barlow, Jay; Gerrodette, Tim; Tregenza, Nicholas; Thomas, Len; Hammond, Philip S.
Conservation Letters (2016)

The number of Mexico's endemic porpoise, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), is collapsing primarily due to bycatch in illegal gillnets set for totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), an endangered fish whose swim bladders…


Temporal and spatial trends in stranding records of cetaceans on the Irish coast, 2002–2014

McGovern, Barry; Culloch, Ross M.; O'Connell, Michael; Berrow, Simon
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2016)

Using Irish strandings data collected between 2002 and 2014, seasonal and annual trends in the number of strandings for all strandings identified to species level (N = 1480), and for…


Cetacean distribution in the southern Black Sea: An acoustic approach

Saydam, Gülce
Master's Thesis - Middle East Technical University (2015)

Large numbers of small cetaceans (common dolphin, harbor porpoises and bottlenose dolphins) were hunted in the Black Sea until the hunting of cetaceans was banned in Turkey in 1983. Even…


Pingers cause temporary habitat displacement in the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Kyhn, L. A.; Jørgensen, P. B.; Carstensen, J.; Bech, N. I.; Tougaard, J.; Dabelsteen, T.; Teilmann, J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2015)

Several studies have shown that pingers mitigate porpoise bycatch and thus pinger use is now mandatory in some fisheries—although the long-term effects of pinger exposure on porpoises have not been…


Strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals in China, 2000–2006, as reviewed from official documents: A compelling argument for a nationwide strandings programme

Wang, Yamin; Li, Wei; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Marine Policy (2015)

In the present study, the species composition, geographical and seasonal patterns of strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals reported in Chinese mainland waters, from 2000 to 2006, were analyzed…