Two draft resolutions to be discussed at the meeting are of interest as they have the potential to improve the conservation status of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels. There are on marine debris and bycatch of CMS-listed species in gillnet fisheries.
ACAP's report to the 10th COP of the CMS covering the period 2008-2011 states that the "[t]he key objectives for reporting on the implementation of the Agreement are to: (1) provide information regarding the assessment of progress towards the objectives of the Agreement; (2) gather information on lessons learned, including successes and failures, in order to conduct albatross and petrel conservation in the most efficient and effective manner; (3) identify further research to be carried out; and (4) provide a resource of material on albatross and petrel conservation."
Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses of the North Pacific are at particular risk to ingested marine debris such as coloured cigaratte lighters
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 13 October 2011