Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • New Zealand's Hoki Trawl Fishery is up for Marine Stewardship Council re-certification. What does it do to save seabirds?

    in the New Zealand Gazette . The three measures are deployment of paired bird-scaring (streamer or Tori) lines, a bird baffler or a warp deflector; all of which are described in detail and depicted in the Circular. The Circular applies to all vessels 28...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/801-new-zealands-hoki-trawl-fishery-is-up-for-marine-stewardship-council-re-certification-what-does-it-do-to-save-seabirds
  • Getting baffled: warp strike mitigation for fishing trawlers

    injury or death. We examined two of the three legally-specified seabird scaring devices - paired streamer lines and bird bafflers - with the aim of improving their design, construction, durability, and ultimately performance and efficacy at sea. For...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1330-getting-baffled-warp-strike-mitigation-for-fishing-trawlers
  • Australia produces a guide to developing new seabird mitigation devices in trawl fisheries

    board trawl fisheries. A number of new seabird mitigation devices are currently undergoing at sea trials, including a bird baffler device and water jet sprayer booms and AFMA says that early results of the trials are promising. Black-browed Albatrosses...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2116-australia-produces-a-guide-to-developing-new-seabird-mitigation-devices-in-trawl-fisheries
  • SBWG7 Inf 04: A new bird baffler design for offshore trawl vessels

    Agenda Item 6.1. John Cleal, Johanna Pierre, Kris Ramm, Igor Debski.

    https://www.acap.aq/en/documents/working-groups/seabird-bycatch-working-group/seabird-bycatch-wg-meeting-7/sbwg7-information-papers/2713-sbwg7-inf-04-a-new-bird-baffler-design-for-offshore-trawl-vessels
  • Albatrosses and petrels get baffled (in a good way) by Australian trawlers

    Two Australian trawl fisheries have from this month adopted the use of bafflers to reduce seabird strikes on the warps and associated mortality. The Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery ( SESSF ) and the South East Trawl Fishing Industry...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2770-albatrosses-and-petrels-get-baffled-in-a-good-way-by-australian-trawlers
  • New Zealand’s new resource for seabird mitigation measures is now on line

    net and recreational fisheries. Individual mitigation techniques for seabirds (e.g. deployment of bird-scaring lines; bird bafflers, discard management, sink rates, night setting, avoiding ‘ghost fishing’ from lost or discarded nets and lines, etc.) are...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3420-new-zealand-s-new-resource-for-seabird-mitigation-measures-is-now-on-line

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