Molecular identification of small cetacean samples from Peruvian fish markets

@article{Tzika2010MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular identification of small cetacean samples from Peruvian fish markets},
  author={Athanasia C. Tzika and Eva D’Amico and Gunnar Engblom and Jeffrey C Mangel and Koen van Waerebeek and Michel C. Milinkovitch},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={2207-2218}
}
In the last 60 years, incidental entanglement in fishing gears (so called by-catch) became the main cause of mortality worldwide for small cetaceans and is pushing several populations and species to the verge of extinction. Thus, monitoring and quantifying by-catches is an important step towards proper and sustainable management of cetacean populations. Continuous studies indicated that by-catches and directed takes of small cetaceans in Peru greatly increased since 1985. Legal measures banning… CONTINUE READING
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