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Cosgrove, R., Cronin, M., Gosch, M., Jessopp, M., Reid, D., & Sheridan, M.
European Cetacean Society 2012
Seal depredation and bycatch in Irish set net fisheries
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Seal depredation in Irish set net fisheries (gill, tangle and trammel nets) targeting hake, pollack, crawfish, monkfish and various flatfish, is thought to be increasing. Anecdotal reports by industry suggest depredation rates of up to 30%. However, there are no current quantitative estimates of catch losses.

Funded under the BIM Marine Environmental Measure, project partners BIM, CMRC and MI commenced a one year pilot-scale assessment of seal depredation in Irish waters in summer 2011