Endangered Species Research publishes a theme issue on Fisheries Bycatch: Problems and Solutions


 The on-line open-access journal Endangered Species Research (ISSN 1613-4796) has published a theme issue on Fisheries Bycatch: Problems and Solutions.

Volume 5, Number 2-3 of 2008, published in print form in December, contains a total of 24 papers over 268 pages on bycatch of seabirds, turtles and marine mammals in longline, trawl and gillnet fisheries. 

Six papers deal specifically with bycatch of seabirds.  Three of these address bycatch of ACAP-listed albatrosses in Brazilian and South African waters, and two cover North Pacific albatrosses.  One paper reviews the population status of the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata, an ACAP-listed species.


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John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 18 February 2009

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