Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Action Plan for reducing incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gears

Citation
Anon (2012) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Action Plan for reducing incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gears.
Abstract

The Action Plan in this Communication (EU-PoA) seeks to provide a management framework to minimise seabird bycatch to as low levels as are practically possible. This is in line with the objectives of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) of moving towards ecosystem management covering all components of the ecosystem including seabirds. It is also consistent with the framework of an International Plan of Action (IPOA) for Reducing the Incidental Catches of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries adopted in 1999 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI).