Use different bait species for fishing that are less attractive to mammals
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Using alternative bait species that are less attractive to marine and freshwater mammals may reduce entanglement and capture of mammals in fishing gear. Losses to fishers may also be reduced thereby reducing human-wildlife conflict and the motivation to use lethal or harmful deterrents.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation
Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation - Published 2021
Marine and Freshwater Mammal Synopsis