Dossier Seabird Bycatch Working Group

In recognition of the serious problem posed to seabirds by fisheries interactions, the Seabird Bycatch Working Group (SBWG) was established to advise the Agreement on actions that will assist in assessment, mitigation and reduction of negative interactions between fishing operations and albatrosses and petrels. The working group comprises representatives from ACAP's 13 Parties, together with invited experts with relevant technical or other expertise.

Dossier Population and Conservation Status Working Group

The ACAP Advisory Committee merged the Status and Trends, and Breeding Sites working groups into a single working group, the Population and Conservation Status Working Group (PaCSWG), at its Sixth Meeting in August 2011 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Dossier Joint SBWG12/PaCSWG8 Meeting

A joint SBWG12/PaCSWG8 meeting will be held on Thursday, 8 August 2024,in Lima, Peru, to discuss cross-cutting issues.

Documents may be submitted as either Working Documents (with recommendations/actions for the Working Group), or as Information Papers (no recommendations/actions).  Convenors may also, at their discretion, assign submitted papers as either Information Papers or Working Documents. 

Working Documents requiring translation are due on 6 June 2024 (only the abstracts of WG papers will be translated, however, full documents are required by this deadline).

Information Papers are due on 29 June 2024.

Dates are close of business your local time. Meeting documents will not be accepted after these dates. It would assist the Secretariat if papers were submitted as early as possible. It would also be appreciated if participants could advise the Secretariat in advance of any papers that they intend submitting to the meetings.

Please see AC14 meeting circulars for more information.

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Dossier Joint SBWG11/PaCSWG7 Meeting

A joint SBWG11/PaCSWG7 meeting was held on 18 May 2023, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, to discuss cross-cutting issues.

Joint SBWG11/PaCSWG7 Report: AC13 Doc 12 Rev 1  / CA13 Doc 12 Rev 1 / CC13 Doc 12 Rev 1

Dossier Joint STWG-6 & BSWG-4 Meeting 2011

The sixth meeting of the Status and Trends Working Group (STWG 6) was held jointly with the fourth meeting of Breeding Sites Working Group (BSWG 4) from 25th - 26th August 2011 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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