Mitigating dolphin depredation

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The project

Depredation caused by cetaceans (in particular bottlenose dolphins) in fisheries - when dolphins partially or completely remove catches from fishing gear - is a growing matter of concern for several fisheries in the Mediterranean. Socio-economic impacts caused by the damages to the fishing gears and the loss of catches create situations of conflicts between fishers and dolphins, weakening the conservation and sustainability efforts promoted by the Mediterranean countries.

This project aims to unify the efforts of regional competent organizations with the view to pursue the identification of technical or management solutions to reduce depredation and to expand the regional network of expertise on depredation.

Project Officer
Julie Belmont
jbelmont@accobams.net

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Objectives / results

To assess and mitigate in a harmonized way depredation caused by cetaceans in purse seine fisheries in Morocco and Tunisia and in small-scale fisheries in Andalucía (Spain), in Sicily (Italy) and Malta.

Budget (total) : 713,625€

Partners

LIFE platform
ACCOBAMS
GFCM - FAO
INAT
INRH
INSTM
MareCamp
MCAST
SPA/RAC
AHE
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