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Documenting the bycatch of harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in coastal gillnet fisheries from stranded carcasses

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dc.contributor.author Cox, T. M. en
dc.contributor.author Read, A. J. en
dc.contributor.author Barco, S. en
dc.contributor.author Evans, J. en
dc.contributor.author Gannon, D. P. en
dc.contributor.author Koopman, H. N. en
dc.contributor.author McLellan, W. A. en
dc.contributor.author Murray, K. en
dc.contributor.author Nicolas, J. en
dc.contributor.author Pabst, D. A. en
dc.contributor.author Potter, Charles W. en
dc.contributor.author Swingle, W. M. en
dc.contributor.author Thayer, V. G. en
dc.contributor.author Touhey, K. M. en
dc.contributor.author Westgate, A. J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T14:54:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T14:54:46Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Cox, T. M., Read, A. J., Barco, S., Evans, J., Gannon, D. P., Koopman, H. N., McLellan, W. A., Murray, K., Nicolas, J., Pabst, D. A., Potter, Charles W., Swingle, W. M., Thayer, V. G., Touhey, K. M., and Westgate, A. J. 1998. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F11246">Documenting the bycatch of harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in coastal gillnet fisheries from stranded carcasses</a>." <em>Fishery Bulletin</em>. 96 (4):727&ndash;734. en
dc.identifier.issn 0090-0656
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/11246
dc.description.abstract We examined 107 harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) carcasses recovered from beaches in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina between 1994 and 1996 for evidence of entanglement in fishing gear. Stranded porpoises ranged in length from 102 to 128 cm, indicating that only juvenile porpoises are present in the nearshore waters of the Mid-Atlantic during winter. Of the 40 porpoises for which we could establish cause of death, 25 displayed definitive evidence of entanglement in fishing gear. Evidence of entanglement consisted primarily of line marks from nets; in four cases we were able to determine specifically that porpoises had become entangled in monofilament nets. These mortalities demonstrate the need for a directed observer program for coastal gillnet fisheries in the Mid-Atlantic. en
dc.relation.ispartof Fishery Bulletin en
dc.title Documenting the bycatch of harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in coastal gillnet fisheries from stranded carcasses en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75243
rft.jtitle Fishery Bulletin
rft.volume 96
rft.issue 4
rft.spage 727
rft.epage 734
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 727
dc.citation.epage 734


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