An unusual mortality event of Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) off central California: Increase in blunt trauma rather than an epizootic

Wilkin, Sarah; Cordaro, Joe; Gulland, Frances M. D.; Wheeler, Elizabeth; Dunkin, Robin; Sigler, Teri; Casper, Dave; Berman, Michelle; Flannery, Moe; Fire, Spencer; Wang, Zhihong; Colegrove, Kathleen; Baker, Jason
Aquatic Mammals (2012)

In 2007, the apparent increase in the number of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranding along the central California coast compared to the number of strandings the previous year resulted in…


A global review of porpoise (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) mortality in gillnets

Jefferson, Thomas A.; Curry, Barbara E.
Biological Conservation (1994)

A global review of mortality of porpoises in gillnet fisheries indicates that individuals of all six species become entangled and die in gillnets. Harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena are taken throughout…


Entrapment of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in herring weirs in the Bay of Fundy, Canada

Neimanis, A. S.; Koopman, H. N.; Westgate, A. J.; Murison, L. D.; Read, A. J.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2004)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are small coastal cetaceans vulnerable to mortality in fishing operations. Not all interactions are fatal, however, and each year many porpoises swim into and are subsequently…


A review of cetacean and pinniped mortality in coastal fisheries along the west coast of the USA and Canada and the east coast of the Russian Federation

Barlow, J.; Baird, R. W.; Heyning, J. E.; Wynne, K.; Manford, A. M. II; Lowry, L. F.; Hanan, D.; Sease, J.; Burkanov, V. N.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1994)

Many passive net fisheries exist along the Pacific coastlines of the USA (California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska), Canada (British Columbia) and the Russian Federation. Some incidental marine mammal mortality occurs…


Cetaceans and gillnet fisheries in Mexico, Central America and the wider Caribbean: A preliminary review

Vidal, O.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Findley, L. T.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1994)

This paper reviews published and unpublished information on the mortality of cetaceans in gillnets in Mexico, Central America and the wider Caribbean. Data on this incidental mortality are provided from…