Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels



folder Bycatch Mitigation Fact Sheets

This series of 14 Seabird Bycatch Mitigation Fact Sheets describe the range of potential mitigation measures available to reduce seabird bycatch in longline and trawl fisheries. The sheets assess the effectiveness of each measure, highlight their limitations and strengths, and make best practice recommendations for their effective adoption. They are designed to help decision-makers choose the most appropriate measures for their longline and trawl fisheries.   Pleae contact the Secretariat for commercial print files of the fact sheets in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.

folder Bycatch Mitigation Review and Advice

ACAP review of seabird bycatch mitigation measures and summary advice for reducing the impact of fishing on seabirds.  (To see older versions of these documents please consult the Seabird Bycatch Working Group reports).


pdf Seabird Bycatch ID Guide New


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ACAP_Bycatch ID Guide_A5_EN WEB August.pdf

The ACAP Seabird Bycatch Identification Guide is primarily intended for use at sea by fisheries observers to assist in the identification of albatrosses and some commonly caught petrels and shearwaters killed in longline operations.  Please contact the Secretariat for a high quality print file or to provide feedback on the ID Guide. 

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