ESR - Vol. 5, No. 2-3 - Table of contents

Endang Species Res (Print ISSN: 1863-5407; Online ISSN: 1613-4796)
Copyright © 2008 Inter-Research. Published December 23


Fisheries Bycatch: Problems and Solutions

This ESR THEME SECTION explores the burgeoning field of bycatch research, focusing primarily on bycatch of sea turtles, sea birds and marine mammals. Bycatch of marine megafauna is not a new problem in fisheries management, yet it remains a pervasive and pressing conservation concern. Bycatch research works to reduce incidental mortality by improving our understanding of bycatch vulnerability or susceptibility and the efficacy of direct or indirect means of bycatch reduction and identifies relevant behavior, distribution or demography of bycatch-impacted species. While research alone cannot ‘solve’ the problem of fisheries bycatch, this THEME SECTION focuses on those areas where research can make an important contribution to the goal of minimizing bycatch of vulnerable populations and promoting sustainable fishing practices.

As for all current ESR articles, we are pleased to make the online version of this ESR THEME SECTION available with Open Access.

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Soykan CU, Moore JE, Zydelis R, Crowder LB, Safina C, Lewison RL
Why study bycatch? An introduction to the Theme Section on fisheries bycatch
ESR 5:91-102 | Full text in pdf format

Zador SG, Parrish JK, Punt AE, Burke JL, Fitzgerald SM
Determining spatial and temporal overlap of an endangered seabird with a large commercial trawl fishery
ESR 5:103-115 | Full text in pdf format

Petersen SL, Phillips RA, Ryan PG, Underhill LG
Albatross overlap with fisheries in the Benguela Upwelling System: implications for conservation and management
ESR 5:117-127 | Full text in pdf format

Alfaro Shigueto J, Mangel J, Seminoff JA, Duttone PH
Demography of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the southeastern Pacific Ocean: fisheries-based observations and implications for management
ESR 5:129-135 | Full text in pdf format

Bugoni L, Mancini PL, Monteiro DS, Nascimento L, Neves TS
Seabird bycatch in the Brazilian pelagic longline fishery and a review of capture rates in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean
ESR 5:137-147 | Full text in pdf format

Benjamins S, Kulka DW, Lawson J
Incidental catch of seabirds in Newfoundland and Labrador gillnet fisheries, 2001-2003
ESR 5:149-160 | Full text in pdf format

Tomás J, Gozalbes P, Raga JA, Godley BJ
Bycatch of loggerhead sea turtles: insights from 14 years of stranding data
ESR 5:161-169 | Full text in pdf format

Peckham SH, Maldonado Diaz D, Koch V, Mancini A, Gaos A, Tinker MT, Nichols WJ
High mortality of loggerhead turtles due to bycatch, human consumption and strandings at Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2003 to 2007
ESR 5:171-183 | Full text in pdf format

Anderson DJ, Huyvaert KP, Awkerman JA, Proaño CB, Milstead WB, Jiménez-Uzcátegui G, Cruz S, Grace JK
Population status of the Critically Endangered waved albatross Phoebastria irrorata, 1999 to 2007
ESR 5:185-192 | Full text in pdf format

Chilvers BL
New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri and squid trawl fisheries: bycatch problems and management options
ESR 5:193-204 | Full text in pdf format

Karamanlidis AA, Androukaki E, Adamantopoulou S, Chatzispyrou A, Johnson WM, Kotomatas S, Papadopoulos A, Paravas V, Paximadis G, Pires R, Tounta E, Dendrinos P
Assessing accidental entanglement as a threat to the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus
ESR 5:205-213 | Full text in pdf format

Scheidat M, Gilles A, Kock KH, Siebert U
Harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena abundance in the southwestern Baltic Sea
ESR 5:215-223 | Full text in pdf format

Southwood A, Fritsches K, Brill R, Swimmer Y
REVIEW: Sound, chemical, and light detection in sea turtles and pelagic fishes: sensory-based approaches to bycatch reduction in longline fisheries
ESR 5:225-238 | Full text in pdf format

Gless JM, Salmon M, Wyneken J
Behavioral responses of juvenile leatherbacks Dermochelys coriacea to lights used in the longline fishery
ESR 5:239-247 | Full text in pdf format

Crognale MA, Eckert SA, Levenson DH, Harms CA
Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea visual capacities and potential reduction of bycatch by pelagic longline fisheries
ESR 5:249-256 | Full text in pdf format

Braun-McNeill J, Sasso CR, Epperly SP, Rivero C
Feasibility of using sea surface temperature imagery to mitigate cheloniid sea turtle-fishery interactions off the coast of northeastern USA
ESR 5:257-266 | Full text in pdf format

Howell EA, Kobayashi DR, Parker DM, Balazs GH, Polovina aJJ
TurtleWatch: a tool to aid in the bycatch reduction of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery
ESR 5:267-278 | Full text in pdf format

Gardner B, Sullivan PJ, Epperly S, Morreale SJ
Hierarchical modeling of bycatch rates of sea turtles in the western North Atlantic
ESR 5:279-289 | Full text in pdf format

Grantham HS, Petersen SL, Possingham HP
Reducing bycatch in the South African pelagic longline fishery: the utility of different approaches to fisheries closures
ESR 5:291-299 | Full text in pdf format

Brotons JM, Munilla Z, Grau AM, Rendell L
Do pingers reduce interactions between bottlenose dolphins and nets around the Balearic Islands?
ESR 5:301-308 | Full text in pdf format

Gilman E, Kobayashi D, Chaloupka M
Reducing seabird bycatch in the Hawaii longline tuna fishery
ESR 5:309-323 | Full text in pdf format

Campbell LM, Cornwell ML
REVIEW: Human dimensions of bycatch reduction technology: current assumptions and directions for future research
ESR 5:325-334 | Full text in pdf format

Prellezo R, Gallastegui MC
Gear-selectivity-based regulation in a mixed fishery
ESR 5:335-344 | Full text in pdf format

Campbell R, Holley D, Christianopolous D, Caputi N, Gales NG
Mitigation of incidental mortality of Australian sea lions in the west coast rock lobster fishery
ESR 5:345-358 | Full text in pdf format