ICCAT meeting does not reach consensus on bird bycatch UPDATED

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas met for the 21st time in Recife, Brazil in November this year.  A press release of the meeting's decisions may be read at http://www.iccat.int/Documents/Meetings/COMM2009/PressReleaseCom2009-ENG.pdf.

The meeting did not reach consensus on proposals to reduce bird bycatch put to it by its Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) (click here for an earlier ACAP news item).

Form more information on the ICCAT meeting in relation to bird bycatch click here.

See also http://www.birdlife.org.za/data/files/iccat_seabirds26nv09_20091130080019.pdf.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 28 November 2009

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