Technical Advice and Assistance for Peruvian Fishermen on Avoiding Seabird Bycatch
Objectives of Project 1. To commence scoping out the types of mitigation measures that will suit the different fleets that interact with seabirds in Peru. 2. To help raise awareness of the impact of fishing on seabird populations amongst fishermen, and fishing organisations in Peru 3. To ensure the key influencers in the Peruvian fisheries (fishermen, fishing industry representatives, fisheries observers and trainers) are aware of the range of fishing practices and techniques available that reduce seabird capture 4. Where possible to ensure the design specifications and appropriate use of each fishing practice or technique are well understood by the key influencers 5. Based on the experiences during his visit, recommend future initiatives that will help support the work of IMARPE and Pro Delphinus.