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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Jeffrey E.
dc.contributor.authorHeinemann, Dennis
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Tessa B.
dc.contributor.authorHammond, Philip S.
dc.contributor.authorLong, Kristy J.
dc.contributor.authorPunt, André E.
dc.contributor.authorReeves, Randall R.
dc.contributor.authorSepúlveda, Maritza
dc.contributor.authorSigurðsson, Guðjón Már
dc.contributor.authorSiple, Margaret C.
dc.contributor.authorVíkingsson, Gísli A.
dc.contributor.authorWade, Paul R.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Rob
dc.contributor.authorZerbini, Alexandre N.
dc.identifier.citationMoore , J E , Heinemann , D , Francis , T B , Hammond , P S , Long , K J , Punt , A E , Reeves , R R , Sepúlveda , M , Sigurðsson , G M , Siple , M C , Víkingsson , G A , Wade , P R , Williams , R & Zerbini , A N 2021 , ' Estimating bycatch mortality for marine mammals : concepts and best practices ' , Frontiers in Marine Science , vol. 8 , 752356 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 277403213
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85121875088
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000741948100001
dc.descriptionSupport for this project was provided by the Lenfest Ocean Program (Contract ID: #31008).en
dc.description.abstractFisheries bycatch is the greatest current source of human-caused deaths of marine mammals worldwide, with severe impacts on the health and viability of many populations. Recent regulations enacted in the United States under the Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of its Marine Mammal Protection Act require nations with fisheries exporting fish and fish products to the United States (hereafter, “export fisheries”) to have or establish marine mammal protection standards that are comparable in effectiveness to the standards for United States commercial fisheries. In many cases, this will require estimating marine mammal bycatch in those fisheries. Bycatch estimation is conceptually straightforward but can be difficult in practice, especially if resources (funding) are limiting or for fisheries consisting of many, small vessels with geographically-dispersed landing sites. This paper describes best practices for estimating bycatch mortality, which is an important ingredient of bycatch assessment and mitigation. We discuss a general bycatch estimator and how to obtain its requisite bycatch-rate and fisheries-effort data. Scientific observer programs provide the most robust bycatch estimates and consequently are discussed at length, including characteristics such as study design, data collection, statistical analysis, and common sources of estimation bias. We also discuss alternative approaches and data types, such as those based on self-reporting and electronic vessel-monitoring systems. This guide is intended to be useful to managers and scientists in countries having or establishing programs aimed at managing marine mammal bycatch, especially those conducting first-time assessments of fisheries impacts on marine mammal populations.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 Moore, Heinemann, Francis, Hammond, Long, Punt, Reeves, Sepúlveda, Sigurðsson, Siple, Víkingsson, Wade, Williams and Zerbini. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en
dc.subjectMarine Scienceen
dc.subjectPotential Biological Removal (PBR)en
dc.subjectSeafood import provisionsen
dc.subjectStock assessmenten
dc.subjectMarine mammalen
dc.subjectMarine Mammal Protection Acten
dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subjectSH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Anglingen
dc.titleEstimating bycatch mortality for marine mammals : concepts and best practicesen
dc.typeJournal itemen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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