[MARMAM] Bushmeat - Information request

A. Mel Cosentino orcasestrecho at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 14:42:20 PDT 2015

Dear MARMAMers

I am compiling information about the use of marine mammals (especially
small cetaceans and sirenians) as bait and for human consumption, resulting
from direct hunts or opportunistic catches (e.g., by-catch) occurring in
Africa, especially on the west coast.

I would be very grateful if you would get in touch with me at
orcinus.orca.1758 at gmail.com if you have any published literature (e.g.,
scientific articles, reports), news, or contact details of
people/organisations that could provide me with further information (in
English, but also in Spanish or French would be appreciated).

Attached is a list of the literature I found.

Thank you in advance,

A. Mel Cosentino


Alfaro & Van Waerebeek (2001). Drowning in a sea of silence: the bushmeat
concept as applied to marine wildlife.

Angelici et al (2001). Some new mammal records from the rainforest of
South-Eastern Nigeria.

Ayissi et al (2011). Report on the exploratory survey of cetaceans and
their status in Cameroon.

Ayissi & Jiofack (2014). Impact assessment on by-catch artisanal fisheries:
sea turtles and mammals in Cameroon, West Africa.

Ayissi et al (2014). Rediscovery of Cameroon Dolphin, the Gulf of Guinea
Population of Sousa teuszii ( Kükenthal , 1892 ).

Bamy et al (2010). Species occurrence of cetaceans in Guinea, including
humpback whales with southern hemisphere seasonality.

Brashares et al (2004). Bushmeat hunting, wildlife declines, and fish
supply in West Africa.

Clapham & Van Waerebeek (2007). Bushmeat and bycatch: the sum of the parts.

Collins et al (2009). The Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) in
Gabon and Congo: cause for optimism or concern?

Collins (2012). Progress report for Atlantic humpback dolphin work in Gabon
and Congo

Debrah et al (2010). An update on the catch composition and other aspects
of cetacean exploitation in Ghana.

Essuman (2008). Bioaccumulation of platinum group metals in dolphins,
Stenella sp., caught off Ghana.

Fa et al (2006). Getting to grips with the magnitude of exploitation:
Bushmeat in the Cross–Sanaga rivers region, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Leeney et al (2015). Food, Pharmacy, Friend? Bycatch, Direct Take and
Consumption of Dolphins in West Africa.

Lewison & Moore (2012). Improving interview-based assess- ments of sea
turtle and marine mammal bycatch in West Africa: Putting fishing activity
into a socio-economic context.

Maigret (1994) Marine mammals and fisheries in the west Africa

Morissette et al (2010). Ecosystem models clarify the trophic role of
whales off Northwest Africa.

Murphy, et al (1997). Cetacean in Gambian waters.

Ofori-Danson et al (2003). A survey for the conservation of dolphins in
Ghanaian coastal waters.

Robards & Reeves (2011). The global extent and character of marine mammal
consumption by humans: 1970–2009.

Segniagbeto et al (2014). Annotated checklist and fisheries interactions of
cetaceans in Togo, with evidence of Antarctic minke whale in the Gulf of

Sohou et al (2013). Biodiversity and status of cetaceans in Benin, West
Africa: an initial assessment.

Swensson (2005). Bushmeat trade in techiman, Ghana, West Africa.

Thibault & Blaney (2003). The oil industry as an underlying factor in the
bushmeat crisis in central Africa.

Uwagbae & Van Waerebeek (2010). Initial evidence of dolphin takes in the
Niger Delta region and a review of Nigerian cetaceans.

Van Waerebeek et al (1997). Cetacean research in Senegal 1995-97:  An

Van Waerebeek & Ofori-Danson (1999). A first checklist of cetaceans of
Ghana, Gulf of Guinea, and a shore-based survey of interactions with
coastal fisheries.

Van Waerebeek et al (2004). Distribution, Status, and Biology of the
Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892).

Van Waerebeek et al (2008). Indeterminate status of West African
populations of inshore common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus
cautions against opportunistic live-capture schemes.

Van Waerebeek et al (2008). Preliminary findings on the mass strandings of
melon-headed whale Peponocephala electra on Boavista Island in November
2007, with notes on other cetaceans from the Cape Verde Islands.

Van Waerebeek et al (2009). The cetaceans of Ghana, a validated faunal

Waerebeek et al (2014). Cetacean landings at the fisheries port of Dixcove
, Ghana in 2013-14: a preliminary appraisal.

Weir et al (2009). Challenges and priorities for the conservation of the
Vulnerable Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii), with a case study
from Namibe Province , Angola.

Weir et al (2008). Records of Fraser’s dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser
1956 from the Gulf of Guinea and Angola.

Weir (2010). A review of cetacean occurrence in West African waters from
the Gulf of Guinea to Angola.

Weir et al (2011). West Africa’s Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii):
endemic, enigmatic and soon Endangered?

Weir & Pierce (2013). A review of the human activities impacting cetaceans
in the eastern tropical Atlantic.
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