'Smart Tuna Hook' as best practice seabird bycatch mitigation in pelagic longline fisheries

Citation
Barrington J (2016) “Smart Tuna Hook” as best practice seabird bycatch mitigation in pelagic longline fisheries. In: ACAP - Seventh Meeting of the Seabird Bycatch Working Group. ACAP, Serena, Chile, p ACAP-SBWG7-Doc9
Abstract

The ‘Smart Tuna Hook’ is proposed for review against criteria for assessing and recommending as best practice seabird bycatch mitigation in pelagic longline fisheries. The Advisory Committee has adopted the six best practice seabird bycatch mitigation criteria developed by the Seabird Bycatch Working Group for assessing and recommending best practice advice on seabird bycatch mitigation measures. An assessment of the Smart Tuna Hook is provided against these criteria. RECOMMENDATIONS 1. That SBWG reviews the assessment of the ‘Smart Tuna Hook’ against criteria for assessing and recommending as best practice seabird bycatch mitigation. 2. That SBWG considers recommending the ‘Smart Tuna Hook’ as best practice seabird bycatch mitigation in pelagic longline fisheries.