Conflicts with fisheries and intentional killing of freshwater dolphins (Cetacea: Odontoceti) in the Western Brazilian Amazon

@article{Loch2009ConflictsWF,
  title={Conflicts with fisheries and intentional killing of freshwater dolphins (Cetacea: Odontoceti) in the Western Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Carolina Loch and Miriam Marmontel and Paulo C. Sim{\~o}es‐Lopes},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={3979-3988}
}
We report three cases of conflicts with fishing activities of freshwater dolphins Iniageoffrensis and Sotaliafluviatilis in the Western Brazilian Amazon. The animals presented several cuts produced by perforating and cutting objects, especially on the dorsum, sides and flukes. The wounds were probably caused by harpoons and machetes, gear commonly used by local inhabitants for fishing and agricultural practices in the Amazon. The carcasses had not been subsequently used in any way, which… Expand

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