Estimates of cetacean and pinniped bycatch in the 2013 New England sink and Mid-Atlantic gillnet fisheries

Joshua M. Hatch & Christopher Orphanides
This report provides estimated bycatch of 8 species of small cetaceans and pinnipeds bycaught in the New England sink (NESG) and mid-Atlantic (MAG) gillnet fisheries. The 2013 serious injuries and total mortalities in the NESG fishery were 399 (coefficient of variation [CV] = 0.33) harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena phocoena),104(CV=0.47)short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis delphis),4(CV=1.03)Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus), 27 (CV = 0.95) common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus truncatus), 23 (CV = 0.97) Risso's dolphins (Grampus...
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