BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme publishes No. 6 of its newsletter, Sea Change

The BirdLife International Global Seabird Programme has published Issue 6 (August 2010) of its newsletter, Sea Change (click here).

The 12-page issue has reports on an Albatross Task Force workshop held this year in Buenos Aires, using a "surfboard" to deter seabirds from trawlers and a "hook pod" to reduce pelagic longline mortality, news of the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and more.

There is also a rather good cartoon, of what seems to be an albatross complaining it was not invited to the First World Seabird Conference, held earlier this month.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 27 September 2010

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