Information on Safe Handling and Release of Seabirds - Supplementary Information for CMM-2018-03

Citation
WCPFC (2019) Information on Safe Handling and Release of Seabirds - Supplementary Information for CMM-2018-03
Abstract

Bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries is one of the greatest threats to seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels. This proposal is aimed at meeting the requirements of para 11 of CMM 2018-03 - ensuring that seabirds captured alive are released alive and in as good a condition as possible and that, wherever possible, hooks are removed without jeopardizing the life of the seabird concerned.