Inform fishers of the impacts of derelict fishing gear on mammals to encourage responsible disposal
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mammals may become entangled in lost or abandoned fishing gear resulting in injury or death (Stelfox et al. 2016). Informing fishers of the impacts of derelict fishing gear on marine and freshwater mammals may encourage the responsible disposal of gear and reduce the risk of mammal entanglement. This may involve erecting information boards or signs at ports and marinas, placing advertisements in fishing publications, or outreach at marine/fishing events.