A number of publications, suitable for use aboard fishing vessels, has been produced over the last few decades to aid in identifying seabirds caught on longlines and/or in reducing seabird bycatch in longline fisheries. A bibliographic list follows. E-mail
Field Manuals and Guides
ACAP Secretariat & National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries. 2015. Seabird Bycatch Identification Guide. updated. Hobart: ACAP Secretariat. 100 pp. [also available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese].
Biswell, Shelly F. 2007 [updated by Joanna Pierre 2017]. A Fisher's Guide to New Zealand Seabirds. [Wellington]: Department of Conservation. 55 pp.
Booker, Helen & Petersen, Samantha 2008. Keeping Endangered Marine Life off the Hook. Benefits to Fishers & Marine Life (Revised Edition). [Cape Town]: BirdLife South Africa & WWF. 6 pp. [pamphlet].
Brothers, Nigel [1990s]. Catching Fish not Birds. A Guide to Improving your Longline Fishing Efficiency. [Hobart]: Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania. 73 pp. ISBN 0 7246 4282 X.
Brothers, Nigel & Hoy, Dawn [1990s]. Longline Fishing Dollars and Sense. Catching Fish not Birds using Bottom Set or Mid Water Set Longlines. Pesca de Palangreros los Dolares y en Sentido Comun. Capturando Peces en Vez de Aves Marinas usando Palangreros de Profundidad. Stanley: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. 80 pp. ISBN 0 7242 4538 8. A Chinese version was published in 1998.
CCAMLR 1996. Fish the Sea Not the Sky. How to Avoid by-catch of Seabirds when Fishing with Bottom Longlines. Hobart: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. 46 pp. Also published in French, Russian and Spanish.
Onley, Derek & Bartle, Sandy 2006. Identification of Seabirds in the Southern Ocean. A Guide for Scientific Observers aboard Fishing Vessels. Wellington: Te Papa Press & Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. 81 pp. ISBN 0 909010 47 1. Also published in French, Russian and Spanish.
Petersen, Samantha & Honig, Maria [2000s]. A Practical Guide to Understanding & Reducing Vulnerable Bycatch. Keeping our Endangered Marine Life off the Hook. [Cape Town]: WWF South Africa & BirdLife South Africa. 103 pp. + illustrations.
Last updated 15 October 2020