Tuna commission to hold a seabird meeting



The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) will hold a Technical Meeting on Seabirds at Del Mar, California, USA on 11 May 2009 (click here for the meeting agenda).


The technical meeting will inter alia review the geographical distribution of seabirds in the eastern Pacific Ocean; consider available information on seabird-fishery interactions in longline, purse-seine and artisanal fisheries; and consider available information on trends in seabird abundance.


Three documents relating to seabird-fishery interactions recently published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will be tabled at the meeting (go to http://www.iattc.org/Meetings2009/IATTCandAIDCPMeetingMay09ENG.htm for PDFs of these documents).


Posted by John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 13 March 2009

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