Fisheries Infosite

Environmental Issue

 Potting (Deepwater crabs) - Whale and dolphin entanglements

Occasionally whales and dolphins get tangled in pot lines.
Overall, this is thought to be a minor risk. However, no formal risk assessment has been done on this issue as the fishery is still in the development stages.
Extent of the issue
There are no known interactions with protected species and impact of pots (which is the main fishing method) on the seabed is minimal.
This fishery is still under development, fishing activity will be closely monitored to ensure there are no adverse environmental effects in the future.
Current management
None at present
Future management
None at present 
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