Proposal to develop an IOTC seabird workplan

Wolfaardt A, Prince S, Yates O, et al (2022) Proposal to develop an IOTC seabird workplan. In: IOTC - 18th Working Party on Ecosystems & Bycatch. IOTC-2022-WPEB18-26, Online, p 2

The development and adoption of a seabird strategy and action plan is proposed. This strategy should be informed by relevant IOTC Resolutions and Recommendations to reduce levels of seabird bycatch across its fisheries, and the large volume of work presented at the Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch plus other relevant information. This will facilitate a strategic and co-ordinated approach to seabird bycatch management in IOTC convention area.