CCAMLR ? IWC coordination: Incidents of whale bycatch in the Antarctic krill fishery
Dirk Welsford, Nathan Walker, Marco Favero, Bjorn Krafft, Chris Darby and Steve Parker
The CAMLR Scientific Committee responded to the first ever reported whale bycatch incidents in the krill fishery by reconvening its Working Group on Incidental Mortality Associated with Fishing and requesting coordination with the IWC in providing coordination, feedback, and expertise to better understand and mitigate these situations. This paper provides the background of the incidents, the types of information requested, and proposes a mechanism for the collaboration.