Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
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Effectiveness of mitigation measures to reduce interactions between commercial fishing gear and whales.
1. Start to collect additional information required to determine the spatial and temporal extent of migrating whales and how this overlaps with commercial fishing gear.
2. Examine the effectiveness of potential gear modifications to the float rigs of fishing pots/traps to reduce their likelihood of entangling whales.
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Commercial fishing, Lobster fisheries, Panulirus cygnus, Pot fishing, Cephalopod fisheries, Trap fishing, Fishing gear, Bycatch, Whales, Migrations, Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, Western Australia
How, J R, Coughran, D, Smith, J, Double, M, Harrison, J, McMath, J, Hebiton, B, and Denham, A M. (2015), Effectiveness of mitigation measures to reduce interactions between commercial fishing gear and whales. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 267.
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