Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Presentations on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels and on seabird bycatch at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 46th Annual Meeting

The Pacific Seabird Group held its 46th Annual Meeting on the Hawaiian island of Kauai from 27 February to 3 March 2019.  A list by senior author and title follows of presentations made at the meeting that considered ACAP-listed species and also seabird bycatch.  Abstracts for each of these (and other) titles are given in the on-line abstract booklet.

A Laysan Albatross feeds its chick on Midway Atoll, photograph by Pete Leary

Colleen Bryan.  Potential to trace chemicals in Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) sibling eggs.

Marcus Collado.  Predator control on a navy installation: keeping the enemy at bay [Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis].

Melinda Conners.  Using life history to inform marine spatial planning for the protection of wide-ranging pelagic seabirds [Laysan Phoebastria immutabilis and Black-footed P. nigripes Albatrosses].

Tomohiro Deguchi.  Determinants of post-fledging survival in translocated albatross chicks [Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus].

Caroline Fox.  A spatial assessment of albatrosses, fisheries, and bycatch events in coastal British Columbia [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan Albatross P. immutabilis, Short-tailed Albatross P. albatrus].

Autumn-Lynn Harrison.  Bycatch of banded seabirds in the Pacific Ocean, 1945-2018  [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis].

Peter Hodum.  Living with seabirds in a complex landscape: Juan Fernández Islands, Chile [Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus].

Jason Jannot.  Cryptic seabird mortality on U.S. West Coast Pacific hake fishing vessels [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes].

Joseph Krieger.  Seabird bycatch and mitigation efforts in Alaska fisheries summary report: 2007 through 2017.

Caitlin Kroeger.  At-sea energetics of Campbell and Grey-headed Albatrosses in relation to southern ocean wind variability.

Verónica López.  Challenges and lessons learned in addressing human harvest of Pink-footed Shearwaters on Isla Mocha, Chile.

Edward Melvin.  Lessons from seabird conservation in Alaska longline fisheries.

Kaycee Morra.  Decadal and millennial-scale foraging habits of three Hawaiian seabirds: amino acid δ15N, δ13C, and δD analyses [Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis].

Jaime Ojeda.  Ancestral and contemporary biocultural interactions between albatrosses and human being in the sub-Antarctic region.

Jonathan Plissner.  Update on albatross population monitoring at Midway Atoll NWR.

Katherine Rubiano.  Protecting birds and pilots: Laysan Albatross management on a navy installation.

Matthew Saunter.  Adapting management priorities to buffer effects of climate change at Kure Atoll, Hawai‘i [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes].

Rodrigo Silva.  Solutions to protect storm-petrels between mining development, military exercises and an artificially illuminated landscape.  [Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus].

Cristián Suazo.  Seabird bycatch in purse seine fisheries: the case of the modified purse seine as a novel mitigation measure.

Roberta Swift.  The albatross demography program: an update.   [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis].

Leigh Torres.  Novel methods describe fine-scale albatross-fisheries interactions in the north Pacific.  [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan Albatross P. immutabilis, Short-tailed Albatross P. albatrus].

Eric A. VanderWerf.  Translocation of Hawaiian seabirds to high islands to mitigate the effects of climate change.  [Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan Albatross P. immutabilis]

William Walker.  Preliminary findings on the diet of Laysan Albatrosses, Phoebastria immutabilis, in the eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region.

 A large number of presentations was made on procellariiform species not listed by ACAP.  Consult the abstract booklet for these.


[Karnovsky, N. & Bachman, D. (Eds)] 2019.  Pacific Seabird Group 46th Annual Meeting Kaua’i Beach Resort Lihue, Kaua’i, Hawai’i 27 February – 3 March 2019 Scientific Program Full Abstracts.  96 pp.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 03 April 2019