J. Gibbons's scientific contributions

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Since 1974, species of small cetaceans, fur seals, sea lions, sea birds and to some extent sea otters, have been taken deliberately each year for bait in the Chilean artisanal fishery. In recent years, three new trends are contributing to alleviate mortality pressure on marine mammals in Magellanes: a change in fisheries legislation, an increased d...


... Common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and the pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) have been hunted (at least 13 dolphins/year) for bait by local long-line fishers in the northern Colombian Pacific (Avila et al., 2008). In Chilean Patagonia, Peale's dolphins (Lagenorhynchus australis) used to be hunted for crab bait, although changes in the dynamic of this fishery may have reduced their direct harvest for this purpose (Lescrauwaet and Gibbons, 1994;Goodall, 2009). ...