Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels


Folder Bycatch Mitigation Review and Advice

ACAP review of seabird bycatch mitigation measures and summary advice for reducing the impact of fishing on seabirds.

Folder Bycatch Mitigation Fact Sheets

This series of Seabird Bycatch Mitigation Fact Sheets describe the range of potential mitigation measures available to reduce seabird bycatch in longline and trawl fisheries. The sheets assess the effectiveness of each measure, highlight their limitations and strengths, and make best practice recommendations for their effective adoption.  They are designed to help decision-makers choose the most appropriate measures for their longline and trawl fisheries.   Please contact the Secretariat for commercial print files of the fact sheets in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Folder Bycatch monitoring

Data collection and electronic monitoring guidelines for observer programmes to improve knowledge of fishery impacts on ACAP-listed species.

Folder Seabird Bycatch ID Guide

The ACAP Seabird Bycatch Identification Guide is primarily intended for use at sea by fisheries observers to assist in the identification of albatrosses and some commonly caught petrels and shearwaters killed in longline operations.  The guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Please contact the Secretariat for high quality print files in all languages or to provide feedback on the ID Guide.