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Killer whales (Orcinus orca) interact with longline ﬁsheries around the world, however they have not previously been reported taking ﬁsh oﬀ longlines in New Zealand waters. Two new killer whale prey species (school shark, Galeorhinus galeus and bluenose, Hyperoglyphe antarchia) have been recorded.
A great deal of eﬀort has been applied, world wide, to reduce killer whale-ﬁshery interactions, but few methods are successful. Fishers in New Zealand have used ‘tuna bombs’ and shooting.
In this fascinating Forest & Bird article from 2001 Dr. Ingrid Visser - NZ and international pioneer in Orca research - tells of the many mysteries remaining about Orca populations after 9 years of research.
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