Provide training and tools for safe release of mammals captured by fisheries
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Providing training and tools for the safe release of marine and freshwater mammals captured by fisheries may increase the survival of released mammals. Specially designed tools may reduce stress and potential injury to captured mammals (e.g. Bergmann et al. 2016). Training may be provided on best practice handling and release protocols. See Establish handling and release protocols for mammals captured by fisheries.
For an intervention related to releasing mammals from derelict fishing gear, see Remove derelict fishing gear from mammals found entangled.
Bergmann C., Barbour J., LaForce L. & Driggers W.B. (2016) Line cutter for use when releasing large marine organisms caught on longline gear. Fisheries Research, 177, 124–127.