Vaquita Bycatch in Mexico's Artisanal Gillnet Fisheries: Driving a Small Population to Extinction

@inproceedings{DAgrosa2000VaquitaBI,
  title={Vaquita Bycatch in Mexico's Artisanal Gillnet Fisheries: Driving a Small Population to Extinction},
  author={Caterina D'Agrosa and Cleridy E. Lennert-Cody and Omar Vidal},
  year={2000}
}
The world's most endangered marine cetacean, the vaquita ( Phocoena sinus ), continues to be caught in small-mesh gillnet fisheries throughout much of its range. We monitored fishing effort and inciden- tal vaquita mortality in the upper Gulf of California, Mexico, from January 1993 to January 1995 to study the magnitude and causes of the incidental take. Of those factors studied, including net mesh size, soaktime, and geographic area, none contributed significantly to the incidental mortality… CONTINUE READING

Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv

Figures and Tables from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 70 CITATIONS

Bycatches of endangered, threatened and protected species in marine fisheries

VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2002
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 6 Highly Influenced Citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.