Folder Bycatch Mitigation Review and Advice

ACAP review of seabird bycatch mitigation measures and Best Practice Advice (BPA) 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 Mitigation Infographics

In March 2022, CCSBT commenced a project on enhancing education on, and implementation of, Ecologically Related Species seabird measures within CCSBT Fisheries (Seabird Project). The project is funded by the FAO-GEF Project “Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)”. As a part of the Seabird Project, educational seabird bycatch mitigation infographics have been developed to convey useful information in a visual format. These are based on, and are intended to supplement, the ACAP/BLI Mitigation Fact Sheets. They show key features of seabird bycatch mitigation measures that were in force in 2024 and applicable to SBT fisheries.

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.  

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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