ACAP's Executive Secretary to attend next week's meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Hawaii

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) will hold its 7th Regular Session from 6 - 10 December 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (click here for the meeting's provisional agenda).  The Albatross and Petrel Agreement will be represented at the meeting by its Executive Secretary, Warren Papworth.

At the meeting the Executive Secretary will seek support for a proposal to improve data collection in areas identified as hotspots for seabird-fishery interactions within the WCPFC region.

Click here for an earlier ACAP news item on activities relating to seabird bycatch by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 4 December 2010

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