A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618782
Title:
A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs
Authors:
Stelfox, Martin; Hudgins, Jillian; Sweet, Michael J. ( 0000-0003-4983-8333 )
Abstract:
This review focuses on the effect that ghost gear entanglement has on marine megafauna, namely mammals, rep-tiles and elasmobranchs. A total of 76 publications and other sources of grey literature were assessed, and these highlighted that over 5400 individuals from 40 different species were recorded as entangled in, or associated with, ghost gear. Interestingly, there appeared to be a deficit of research in the Indian, Southern, and Arctic oceans; and so, we recommend that future studies focus efforts on these areas. Furthermore, studies assessing the effects of ghost gear on elasmobranchs, manatees, and dugongs should also be prioritised, as these groups were underrepresented in the current literature.The development of regional databases, capable of recording entanglement incidences following a minimum global set of criteria, would be a logical next step in order to analyse the effect that ghost gear has on megafauna populations worldwide.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Stelfox, M. et al (2016) 'A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs' Marine Pollution Bulletin, 111 (1-2), pp. 6-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.034
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618782
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.034
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X16304386
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0025326X
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorStelfox, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorHudgins, Jillianen
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Michael J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T10:56:08Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-25T10:56:08Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.citationStelfox, M. et al (2016) 'A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs' Marine Pollution Bulletin, 111 (1-2), pp. 6-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.034en
dc.identifier.issn0025326X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.034-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/618782-
dc.description.abstractThis review focuses on the effect that ghost gear entanglement has on marine megafauna, namely mammals, rep-tiles and elasmobranchs. A total of 76 publications and other sources of grey literature were assessed, and these highlighted that over 5400 individuals from 40 different species were recorded as entangled in, or associated with, ghost gear. Interestingly, there appeared to be a deficit of research in the Indian, Southern, and Arctic oceans; and so, we recommend that future studies focus efforts on these areas. Furthermore, studies assessing the effects of ghost gear on elasmobranchs, manatees, and dugongs should also be prioritised, as these groups were underrepresented in the current literature.The development of regional databases, capable of recording entanglement incidences following a minimum global set of criteria, would be a logical next step in order to analyse the effect that ghost gear has on megafauna populations worldwide.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X16304386en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Marine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectghost neten
dc.subjectghost fishingen
dc.titleA review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen
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