Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP updates its best-practice advice for mitigating seabird mortality in longline and trawl fisheries

Following consideration at the Tenth Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee, held in Wellington, New Zealand in September last year, three updated documents that review best-practice advice for mitigating seabird mortality in demersal longline, pelagic longline and pelagic & demersal trawl fisheries have been posted to this website (click here).

Deploying bird-scaring lines behind both longline and trawl vessels is a best-practice measure, photograph by Amanda Gladics

The documents can also be accessed individually:

ACAP 2017. Review and Best Practice Advice for Reducing the Impact of Demersal Longline Fisheries on Seabirds. 28 pp.

ACAP 2017 Review and Best Practice Advice for Reducing the Impact of Pelagic Longline Fisheries on Seabirds. 26 pp.

ACAP 2017 Review and Best Practice Advice for Reducing the Impact of Pelagic and Demersal Trawl Fisheries on Seabirds. 21 pp.

French and Spanish versions of the three documents will be posted to this website soon.

Earlier versions adopted at the 2014 and 2016 meetings of the ACAP Advisory Committee remain available online (click here).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 28 March 2018

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