Estimated sea lion captures in all trawl fisheries (1996–2014)

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Sea lions and fur seals are the protected species most directly affected by fisheries in New Zealand waters, along with seabirds and dolphins. Trawling poses a risk to both species. Fur seals can also be captured by other fishing gear, including long lines. Estimating the bycatch of sea lions and fur seals indicates the pressures they face from current fishing practices.
The New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri is threatened with extinction and is classified as nationally critical. Its population is steadily falling at some breeding locations (Baker et al, 2010). Fisheries are one of the pressures on the species.
The Fisheries Act 1996 designates this species as protected and requires mitigation measures to reduce bycatch (Ministry for Primary Industries, 2014).

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Technical Details
Table ID 3471
Data type Table
Row count 19
Columns Fishing_year, Estimated_captures_mean, lower
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
History
Added 14 Oct 2016
Last updated 14 Oct 2016
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