Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Proceedings of the Fourth International Fishers Forum published

The Proceedings of the Fourth International Fishers Forum, held over 12-14 November 2007 in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, have now been published electronically by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) in both English and Spanish (click here for PDF).




The keynote address was delivered by Mr James Leape, Director General, WWF-International on “Reducing bycatch in longline fisheries as a step towards keeping jobs, protecting nature and building a market”.


The Proceedings includes abstracts of papers delivered in sessions entitled “State of Knowledge to Reduce Sea Turtle, Marine Mammal and Seabird Interactions in Gillnet Fisheries, and Research Priorities” and “Seabird Bycatch and Artisanal Fisheries”.


The First and Second International Fishers Forums were held in Auckland, New Zealand in November 2000 and in Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2002, respectively.  The third forum was held in Yokohama, Japan in 2005 in conjunction with the International Tuna Fishers Conference on Responsible Fisheries.  Proceedings of these three were also published by the WPRFMC.



John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 12 June 2009