CMS Scientific Council to Discuss Bycatch in fisheries

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or Bonn Convention ) will hold the 16th Meeting of its Scientific Council in Bonn, Germany from 28 to 30 June 2010 (click here for the agenda and to access other meeting documents).


This CMS meeting paper considers progress with CMS Resolution 9.18 on By-catch and related issues and includes a useful list of recent publications and reports dealing with bycatch of marine vertebrates, including seabirds.


This meeting document also draws attention to the "bycatch and mitigation bibliography" of Project GLoBAL of Duke University and the Blue Ocean Institute, containing more than 1500 relevant articles, accessible at

A Threat Abatement Plan for the Impacts of Marine Debris on Vertebrate Marine Life, submitted by Australia, will also be considered at the meeting. This document identifies a number of ACAP-listed species negatively impacted by marine debris and proposes that monitoring of regurgitated marine debris at albatross and giant petrel breeding colonies takes place.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 14 June 2010

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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