2018/004: Review of Methods Used to Reduce Risks of Cetacean Bycatch and Entanglements

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is pleased to announce the publication of issue No. 38 of the CMS Technical Series: Review of Methods Used to Reduce Risks of Cetacean Bycatch and Entanglements, available in English only.

It can be accessed on the CMS website under https://www.cms.int/en/publications/technical-series.

This Review has been financed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) specifically with the intention of supporting initiatives to address cetacean bycatch, including those by CMS, its associated regional agreements, ASCOBANS and ACCOBAMS, and the IWC.  It provides a summary of the current state of mitigation techniques.  As such, it serves to support the implementation of Resolution 12.22 on Bycatch.

The CMS Secretariat and experts associated with the Scientific Council have had the opportunity to peer review the report, ensuring its relevance to the work of the Convention.  An earlier version had been published as UNEP/CMS/COP12/Inf.15.

For further information, please contact Ms. Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma: heidrun.frisch@cms.int.

Last updated on 22 May 2018