Introduce fishing gear exchange programmes to encourage fishers to use gear that reduces unwanted catch of mammals
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Introducing fishing gear exchange programmes may encourage fishers to use gear types that reduce the unwanted catch (‘bycatch’) of marine and freshwater mammals. Fishers may be provided with alternative gear types that are less harmful to mammals after surrendering their existing gear. Training on the use of new fishing gear may also be required.
See also Finance low interest loans to convert to fishing gear that reduces unwanted catch of mammals and Involve fishers in designing and trialling new fishing gear types to encourage uptake of gear that reduces unwanted catch of mammals.