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Pilot Assessment of Marine Mammal By-catch in Arctic Waters

Marine mammal by-catch is a significant pressure affecting populations in the North-East Atlantic. In Arctic Waters (Region I), a Pilot Assessment was possible for two species (harbour porpoise and grey seal) in the Iceland Assessment Unit (AU) based on the US conservation objective (PBR), resulting in grey seal exceeding and harbour porpoise not exceeding the threshold value.


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