Fishery Interactions in Stranded Cetaceans, Canary Islands
This study represents the first systematic approach to the postmortem investigation of fishery interactions in stranded cetaceans in the Canary Islands. Three types of fishery interactions were recognized by gross findings: bycatch, chronic entanglements, and fishermen aggression. This work describes Low rates of fishery interactions compared with other regions. However, there is increasing concern about chronic entanglements, especially in minke and Bryde’s whales.
Puig-Lozano R, Fernández A, Sierra E, Saavedra P, Suárez-Santana CM, De la Fuente J, Díaz-Delgado J, Godinho A, García-Álvarez N, Zucca D, Xuriach A, Arregui M, Felipe-Jiménez I, Consoli F, Díaz-Santana PJ, Segura-Göthlin S, Câmara N, Rivero MA, Sacchini S, Bernaldo de Quirós Y and Arbelo M (2020) Retrospective Study of Fishery Interactions in Stranded Cetaceans, Canary Islands. Front. Vet. Sci. 7:567258. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.567258