Progress toward the ecologically sustainable management of fisheries and the minimisation of impacts on protected species is rarely achieved without collaboration and cooperation between researchers, industry and management agencies.
Australia’s massive coastline and Economic Exclusion Zone support both recreational and commercial fisheries, as well as a diverse assemblage of marine mammals. Interactions between marine mammals and fisheries occur in most State and Commonwealth waters.
Relevant lab publications:
Allen SJ and Loneragan, NR 2010. Reducing dolphin bycatch in the Pilbara finfish trawl fishery. Report to the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. 60pp.
Allen SJ, Tyne JA, Kobryn HT, Bejder L, Pollock KH and Loneragan, N. (2014) Patterns of Dolphin Bycatch in a North-Western Australian Trawl Fishery. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93178. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093178
Jaiteh VF, Allen SJ, Meeuwig JJ & Loneragan NR Accepted. Combining in-trawl video with observer coverage improves understanding of protected and vulnerable species bycatch in trawl fisheries. Marine & Freshwater Research 2013
Jaiteh VF, Allen SJ, Meeuwig JJ & Loneragan NR 2013. Subsurface behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) interacting with fish trawl nets in north-western Australia. Marine Mammal Science 29: E266-E281.