Information on Seabird Mitigation Measures of Other RFMOs

Citation
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) W (2006) Information on Seabird Mitigation Measures of Other RFMOs. WCPFC, Manila, Philippines
Abstract

1. The second regular session of the Commission which met 12-16 December 2005 requested the Scientific Committee to provide recommendations on seabird mitigation measures, as reflected at paragraph 36 of the Summary Record: "The Commission agreed that the Scientific Committee, in consultation with the Technical and Compliance Committee, should: investigate seabird mitigation measures applied and being tested by other RFMOs, particularly those of the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources; investigate the utility of implementing compatible measures; and recommend specific seabird mitigation measures for consideration at the Third Regular Session of the Commission". 2. Attachment A presents, for information, the decisions of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), the Convention for the Conservation of Southern Blue-fin Tuna (CCSBT), the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and the Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in relation to seabird by-catch mitigation measures.