CCAMLR Science publishes three papers on seabird bycatch mitigation



CCAMLR Science (ISSN 1023-4063) is the annual peer-reviewed Journal of the Scientific Committee and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (


Volume 15 for 2008 contains three papers that discuss the efficacy of mitigation devices to reduce the mortality of seabirds by longline fisheries.


The three papers are:


Moreno, C.A., Castro, R., Mújica, L.J. & Reyes, P. 2008.  Significant conservation benefits obtained from the use of a new fishing gear in the Chilean Patagonian Toothfish fishery. CCAMLR Science 15: 79-91.


Robertson, G., Moreno, C.A., Gutiérrez, E., Candy, S.G., Melvin, E.F. & Seco Pon, J.P. 2008.  Line weights of constant mass (and sink rates) for Spanish-system Patagonian Toothfish longline vessels.  CCAMLR Science 15: 93-106.


Robertson, G., Williamson, J., McNeill, M., Candy, S.G. & Smith, N. 2008.  Autoliners and seabird by-catch: do line setters increase the sink rate of integrated weight longlines?  CCAMLR Science 15: 107-114.


Copies of CCAMLR Science are available from the CCAMLR Secretariat at CCAMLR, PO Box 213, North Hobart 7002, Tasmania, Australia, or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


PDFs of the above papers are available at 


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Posted by John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 6 December 2008

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