[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100329]
Researchers A/Prof John Arnould; Prof Mark Hindell; Dr Mary-Anne Lea; Dr Christophe Guinet; Mr Malcolm McNeill; Mr Rhys Arangio
Brief description This project aims to use innovative techniques to determine aspects of natural marine mammal behaviour that can be exploited, in conjunction with optimal fishing vessel operations, to minimise their interactions with commercial fisheries. Marine mammal interactions with commercial fisheries are a growing worldwide issue with both ecological (incidental bycatch and increased dependence on fisheries) and economic consequences (annual losses of tens of millions of dollars to the fishing industry). Successful solutions to reduce these interactions have remained elusive. Outcomes from this research are expected to be applicable worldwide, have substantial economic and ecological benefits, and ensure the sustainability of the fishing industry.
Funding Amount $388,704
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects