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Marine telemetry and the conservation and management of risk to seal species in Canada and Australia


Jabour, J and Lea, M-A and Goldsworthy, SD and Melcher, G and Sykes, K and Hindell, MA, Marine telemetry and the conservation and management of risk to seal species in Canada and Australia, Ocean Development and International Law, 47, (3) pp. 255-271. ISSN 0090-8320 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/00908320.2016.1194094


Marine telemetry expands the knowledge of the biology of marine species at risk: their life cycles, activities, interactions, habitats, and threats. Four seal species in Canada and Australia are faced with distinctive and divergent management problems. This article examines their conservation status, legal protection, and the role that telemetry has played, or could play, in providing previously unavailable information to help meet conservation goals. The value of telemetry data to minimize fisheries mortality of one species has been demonstrated in Australia. Despite there being significant telemetry data for the other species, policy and management have not yet responded.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian sea lion, gray seal, marine telemetry, northern fur seal, southern elephant seal
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Jabour, J (Dr Julia Jabour)
UTAS Author:Lea, M-A (Professor Mary-Anne Lea)
UTAS Author:Hindell, MA (Professor Mark Hindell)
ID Code:110003
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-07-11
Last Modified:2018-04-13
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