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Pyrex Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation(PJBC)

October 2016 Vol. 1(4), pp. 44-46

ISSN: 2985-8844

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Short Communication


Out Line for the Reduction of Incidental Capture of Dolphins in Bonga Purse Seine Fishery in Nigeria


Eyo Ambrose1* and Justina Obienu2

1Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environmental Management, University of Uyo, PMB 1057, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
2Department of Fishing Technology, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, PMB 12729, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author E-mail: eyoambrose@yahoo.com

Accepted 12th October, 2016



Abstract


Dolphin is a charismatic fauna whose population is endangered due largely to incidental mortality in fishing gear targeting other species. Although at-shore community conservation efforts exist for dolphins, at sea fishers are out for business, hauling aboard both target bonga and dolphin. The report provide step by step out line for dolphin conservation through a research project that would involve physical and operational modifications of purse seine gear to release trapped dolphin. The research plan, when grant is obtained for implementation aimed at dolphin conservation in Atlantic Ocean.

Keywords: Dolphins, Incidental capture, Bonga, Purse seine, Nigeria.

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