Easing The Collateral Damage That Fisheries Inflict on Seabirds

Citation
Hance J (2012) Easing The Collateral Damage That Fisheries Inflict on Seabirds. In: Yale Environment 360. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/easing_collateral_damage_that_fisheries_inflict_on_seabirds/2560/. Accessed 31 Jan 2016
Abstract

Two recent studies highlight the harm that industrial fisheries are doing to the world's seabirds, either by overharvesting the birds' favorite prey or by drowning birds hooked on longlines. But tighter regulations and innovative technologies are starting to significantly reduce seabird "bycatch," slashing it by 90 percent in some regions. This article describes the technologies.