Improving the collection of seabird mortality data in South American Observer Programmes – Phase II

A South American Workshop funded by the Albatross and Petrel Agreement as the second phase of Project ACAP 10-11 Improving Data Collection on Seabird Incidental Mortality Associated with Fisheries in South American Observer Programmes was held in Piriápolis, Uruguay over three days between 05 and 07 November.

The meeting took place at the Argentino Hotel and was attended by representatives of five of the South American Parties to ACAP (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay).

 Workshop photographs by Jorge Azócar

The objective of the workshop was to wrap up the data collection on seabird mortality in fisheries by observer programmes in the South American region.

This was the second time heads and key stakeholders of observer programmes in southern South America have come together to discuss strategies in order to harmonize data collection protocols and databases.

A South American fishing trawler attracts numerous albatrosses

Photograph by Juan Pablo Seco Pon

Click here to read of the first South American Observer Workshop funded by ACAP.

With thanks to Jorge Azócar, Chile for information and photographs.

Juan Pablo Seco Pon, ACAP South American News Correspondent, 27 November 2013

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