Bycatch of protected species - Hector’s and Māui’s dolphin entanglements (1921–2008)
New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
The Hector’s and Māui’s dolphins are subspecies of the small dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori. They are endemic to New Zealand (not found anywhere else). The Hector’s dolphin is classified as nationally endangered, while the Māui’s dolphin is nationally critical. Reporting incidental dolphin deaths from fishing helps us understand the pressures our protected marine species face from fishing. This dataset relates to the "Bycatch of protected species: Hector’s and Māui’s dolphin" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
Department of Conservation
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1921–2008; East Coast South Island, South Coast South Island, West Coast South Island, West Coast North Island.