BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force produces a seabird mitigation leaflet in Spanish

BirdLife International’s Albatross Task Force (ATF) currently works in five South American countries that experience seabird bycatch in their longline fisheries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay, all of which are Parties to ACAP.

To improve communication with South American fishers, the ATF has produced an illustrated leaflet in Spanish (click here).  The eight-page leaflet identifies the problem of seabird mortality on longlines and introduces the ATF’s South American instructors.

For more news from the South American section of the ATF click here.  Also search on “Albatross Task Force” for earlier ACAP news items on the ATF.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 18 August 2009









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