Seabird Mitigation Measures on Small-Scale Longline Vessels North of 23 North

Citation
USA (2021) Seabird Mitigation Measures on Small-Scale Longline Vessels North of 23 North. In: WCPFC Scientific Committee 17th Regular Session. WCPFC-SC17-2021/EB-IP-15, Electronic Meeting
Abstract

Given that the measure allowing the use of streamer-less tori lines has been in effect for more than three years, it is crucially important for the Commission to complete its review of the efficacy of the design. To that end, the United States proposes the following SC recommendation: SC17 recommends that Commission Members, Cooperating Non-Members, and participating Territories (CCMs) with small-scale longline vessels (