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Cetacean bycatches in the northern Black Sea
Cetacean bycatches in the northern Black Sea (CetByBlaS). 2011. Dataset assembled by A.Birkun, Jr. and S.Krivokhizhin. EMODNet.
Contact: Birkun, Alexei
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
A total of 648 incidental catches of Black Sea cetaceans in fishing gear have been recorded in the northern Black Sea off the coasts of Crimea between 1997 and 2009. more
A total of 648 incidental catches of Black Sea cetaceans in fishing gear have been recorded within five projects implemented by the Brema Laboratory in the northern Black Sea off the coasts of Crimea between 1997 and 2009. Most cetacean bycatches on the record concurred with fishing seasons for Black Sea turbot and spiny dogfish and were registered in fishing areas near Evpatoria (western Crimea), Sevastopol-Balaklava (southwestern Crimea) and Feodosia (southeastern Crimea). More than 99% of the bycatches were lethal. The bycatches were recorded mainly by means of direct onboard examination of fishing nets (several 100s km) during ordinary fishing operations.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, Bycatches, Marine mammals, MED, Black Sea, Cetacea, Delphinus delphis ponticus, Phocoena phocoena relicta, Tursiops truncatus ponticus
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]
13 April 1997 - 30 February 2009
Based on this dataset:
Birkun, A. Jr. (2005). Bottom-set gillnet fisheries and harbour porpoises in the Black Sea: high-tech against cetaceans FINS 2(1): 10, more
Birkun, A. Jr.; Krivokhizhin, S.; Masberg, I.; Radygin, G. (2009). Cetacean by-catches in the course of turbot and spiny dogfish fisheries in the northwestern Black Sea, in: Vincent, C. et al. (Ed.) 23rd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: “Climate Change and Marine Mammals", 2-4 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. Abstract book. pp. 15-16, more
Notarbartolo di Sciara, G.; Birkun, A. Jr. (2010). Conserving whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: An ACCOBAMS status report, 2010. ACCOBAMS: Monaco. 212 pp., more
Birkun, A. Jr. (2002). Interactions between cetaceans and fisheries in the Black Sea, in: Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. (Ed.) Cetaceans of the Mediterranean and Black Seas: state of knowledge and conservation strategies. A report to the Permanent Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and contiguous Atlantic Area - ACCOBAMS. pp. 10.1-10.11, more
Birkun, A. Jr. (2009). Plastic waste cause fishing nets to kill more Black Sea marine mammals. FINS 4(2): 17-18, more
Birkun, A. Jr. (2008). The state of cetacean populations, in: Oguz, T. (Ed.) State of the environment of the Black Sea (2001-2006/7). BSC Publications, 2008-3: pp. 365-399, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2010-11-03
Information last updated: 2011-12-06