Books, monographs and meeting reports on longline fishing and fisheries, bycatch and mitigation

The following "mixed-bag" of publications offers reference or background reading to those working with or interested in the threats that face ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels at sea.

Please look elsewhere within the web site's Resources Section for other lists of publications of relevance to the biology and conservation of albatrosses and petrels, such as of National Plans of Action - Seabirds, conservation plans, seabird bycatch mitigation manuals, books, monographs, journals and newsletters.

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*Agnew, David J. 2004. Fishing South. The History and Management of South Georgia Fisheries. St Albans: Penna Press. 123 pp. ISBN 0-9547948-0-X.

Alexander, Karen, Robertson, Graham & Gales, Rosemary 1997. The Incidental Mortality of Albatrosses in Longline Fisheries. A Report on the Workshop from the First International Conference on the Biology and Conservation of Albatrosses Hobart Australia - September 1995. Kingston: Australian Antarctic Division, Commonwealth of Australia. 44 pp. ISBN 0 642 25332 3.

Baird, S.J. (Ed.) 2001. Report on the International Fishers' Forum on Solving the Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries Auckland, New Zealand 6-9 November 2000. Wellington: Department of Conservation. 71 pp. ISBN 0-478-22054-5. www.doc.govt.nz.

Bjordal, Åsmund & Løkkeborg, Svein 1996. Longlining. Oxford: Fishing News Books.156 pp. ISBN 0-85238-200-6. http://www.onefish.org/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND0xOTYzLjY4MjcmNj1lbiYzMz1kb2N1bWVudHMmMzc9aW5mbw~~#koinfo.

Brothers, Nigel P., Cooper, John & Løkkeborg, Svein 1999. The Incidental Catch of Seabirds by Longline Fisheries: Worldwide Review and Technical Guidelines for Mitigation. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 937. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 100 pp. ISSN -429-9329. http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/W9817E/W9817E00.HTM

Chardine, John W., Porter, Julia M. & Wohl, Kenton D. 2000. Workshop on Seabird Incidental Catch in the Waters of Arctic Countries. 26 - 28 April 2000. Report and Recommendations. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Technical Report No. 7. 65 pp. ISBN 0079-9476-4-0. www.grida.no/caff.

Cooper, John (Ed.). 2000. Albatross and Petrel Mortality from Longline Fishing International Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 11-12 May 2000. Report and Presented Papers. Marine Ornithology 28: 153-190. http://www.marineornithology.org/PDF/28_2/28_2_9.pdf.

Cousins, Katherine & Cooper, John 2000. The Population Biology of the Black-footed Albatross in Relation to Mortality Caused by Longline Fishing. Report of a Workshop held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 8-10 October 1998 under the auspices of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. Honolulu: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. 120 pp. ISBN 0-615-11594-2. www.wpcouncil.org.

Doughty, Robin W. & Carmichael, Virginia 2011.  The Albatross and the Fish.  Linked Lives in the Open Seas.  Austin: University of Texas Press.  302 pp.  ISBN 978-0-292-72682-6.  www.utexas.edu/utpress.

*Falklands Conservation 2006. Albatross and Petrels in the South Atlantic: Conservation Priorities. Proceedings of an International Meeting for UK Overseas Territories Falkland Islands 12-16 March 2006. Stanley: Falklands Conservation 92 pp. ISBN 100 95383 717 5. www.falklandsconservation.com.

FAO 1998. Report of the Preparatory Meeting for the Consultation on the Management of Fishing Capacity, Shark Fisheries and Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries Rome, Italy, 22-24 July 1998. FAO Fisheries Report No. 584. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 48 pp. ISBN 92-5-004189-6. [trilingual, also in French and Spanish]. http://www.fao.org/fi/oldsite/eims_search/1_dett.asp?calling=simple_s_result〈=en&pub_id=65743. [abstract only].

FAO 1999. Report of the Consultation on the Management of Fishing Capacity, Shark Fisheries and Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries Rome, Italy, 26-30 October 1998. FAO Fisheries Report No. 593. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 122 pp. ISBN 92-5-004266-3. [trilingual, also in French and Spanish]. http://www.fao.org/fi/oldsite/eims_search/1_dett.asp?calling=simple_s_result〈=en&pub_id=64111.[abstract only].

FAO 1999. International Plan of Action for reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries. International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 26 pp. ISBN 92-5-104332-9. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/006/x3170e/X3170E00.pdf [also published in Arabic, French and Spanish].

FAO 2008. Report of the Expert Consultation on Best Practice Technical Guidelines for IPOA/NPOA Seabirds, Bergen, Norway, 2-5 September 2008. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 880. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 37 pp. http://www.fao.org/fi/oldsite/eims_search/1_dett.asp?calling=simple_s_result〈=en&pub_id=170042 [abstract only].

George, J.P. 1993. Longline Fishing. FAO Training Series No. 22. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 81 pp. ISBN 92-5-103078-2. http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/T0478F/T0478F00.HTM.

Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society (Ed.) 2004. Regional Technical Workshop on Seabird By-catch and Mitigation January 13-14, 2004. Deep Sea Fishery Research and Development Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. Taipei: Wild Bird Federation Taiwan & Kaohsiung: Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society. 144 pp. www.bird.org.tw & www.kwbs.org.tw.

Knecht, G. Bruce. 2006. Hooked. A True Story of Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish.  Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 244 pp. ISBN 978174114 3881.

http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741143881.

Løkkeborg, Svein & Thiele, W. (Eds) 2004. Report of the FAO/BirdLife South American Workshop on Implementation of NPOA-Seabirds and Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels Valdivia, Chile, 2-6 December 2003. FAO Fisheries Report No. 751. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 33 pp. ISBN 92-5-105235-2. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5742e/y5742e00.pdf.

Melvin, Edward F. & Parrish, Julia K. (Eds) 2001. Seabird Bycatch: Trends, Roadblocks, and Solutions. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Sea Grant. 206 pp. ISBN 1-56612-066-7. https://seagrant.uaf.edu/bookstore/pubs/AK-SG-01-01.html.

Neves, Tatiana, Mancini, Patricia Luciano, da Silva, Samantha Okubo, Gomes da Silva, Heloisa Azevedo & Martins, Iuri Neves 2008. 1st South American Fishers Forum to Reduce the Incidental Capture of Seabirds December 12 - 14, 2006 Delphin Hotel, Guarujá-SP, Brazil. Santos-SP: Editora Comunnicar. 258 pp. ISBN 978-85-99561-57-7. [trilingual, also in Portuguese and Spanish].

Parkes, Noreen M. (Ed.) 2005[?]. Proceedings of the Second International Fishers Forum November 19-22, 2002 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Council. 210 pp. www.wpcouncil.org.

Petersen, Samantha, Nel, Deon & Omardien, Aaniyah (Eds) 2007. Towards an Ecosystem Approach to Longline Fisheries in the Benguela: an Assessment of Impacts on Seabirds, Sea Turtles and Sharks. WWF South Africa Report Series-2007/Marine/001. 94 pp. http://www.panda.org.za/?section=Publication_LivingWaters&archive&type.

Petersen, Samantha, Nel, Deon, Ryan, Peter & Underhill; Les (Eds) 2008. Understanding and Mitigating Vulnerable Bycatch in Southern African Trawl and Longline Fisheries. WWF South Africa Report Series - 2008/Marine/002. 225 pp. http://www.panda.org.za/?section=Publication_LivingWaters&archive&type.

Small, Cleo 2005. Regional Fisheries Management Organisations. Their Duties and Performance in Reducing Bycatch of Albatrosses and other Species. Cambridge: BirdLife International 103 pp.

Western Pacific Regional Fishery Council 2006. Proceedings of the International Conference on Responsible Fisheries & the Third International Fishers Forum July 25-29, 2005 Inter-Continental; Grand, Yokohama, Japan. Honolulu: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Council. 156 pp. ISBN 1-934061-00-X. www.wpcouncil.org.

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.

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