FAO publishes mitigation measures review UPDATED



The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a review of mitigation measures to reduce seabird bycatch in longline, trawl and gillnet fisheries.  The report was written by Svein Løkkeborg of Norway’s Institute of Marine Research in support of effective implementation of the FAO's International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Capture of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (IPOA-Seabirds).


An abstract of the report is available at



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Løkkeborg, S. 2008.  Review and Assessment of Mitigation Measures to Reduce Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline, Trawl And Gillnet Fisheries.  FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1040.  Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  24 pp.  ISBN 978-92-5-106120-6.


See also:


Gilman, Eric,  Moth-Paulsen, Thomas and Bianchi, Gabriella  2007.  Review of  Measures taken by Intergovernmental Organizations to address Sea Turtle and Seabird Interactions in Marine Capture Fisheries.  FAO Fisheries Circular No. 1025.  Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 42 pp.  ISBN 978-92-5-105855-8. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1426e/a1426e00.pdf


 John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 9 February 2009, updated 16 February 2009

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