Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • New Fishing Agreement - SIOFA

    Faced with a marked increase in fishing on the high seas, six countries have signed a new fisheries agreement covering a vast region of the southern Indian Ocean. The Comoros, France, Kenya, Mozambique, New Zealand and Seychelles and the European...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/19-2006-news-archive/236-new-fishing-agreement-siofa
  • December 2001 Newsletter

    In this issue: The Signing Ceremony The Signing Parties Ratification of the Agreement Interim Chair of the Advisory Committee Secretariat The First Meeting of the Parties Report from the Recent IMALF Meeting Underwater Setting Capsule Device...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/18-archive-newsletters/231-december-2001-newsletter
  • May 2004 Newsletter

    In this issue: Australian scientist wins prestigious international research award UK ratifies ACAP Royal support for albatrosses Australian scientist wins prestigious international research award Australian Antarctic Division seabird ecologist Dr Graham...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/18-archive-newsletters/234-may-2004-newsletter
  • Wanderers still doing badly

    {mosimage} Wandering Albatrosses of South Georgia/Isla Georgia del Sur: continued cause for concern Writing in the October 2007 issue of Forum News (Newsletter of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Conservation Forum), Sally Poncet reports* that...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/249-wanderers-still-doing-badly
  • ACAP Secretariat participates in the Tasmanian Midwinter Festival

    {mosimage} ACAP’s Interim Secretariat is based in Hobart, Tasmania in Australia. Every year Hobart celebrates the southern midwinter (June 21) with two weeks of events (see www.antarctic-tasmania.info). This year ACAP participated in one of the events...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/284-acap-secretariat-participates-in-the-tasmanian-midwinter-festival
  • CCAMLR Science publishes three papers on seabird bycatch mitigation

    {mosimage} CCAMLR Science (ISSN 1023-4063) is the annual peer-reviewed Journal of the Scientific Committee and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources ( www.ccamlr.org ). Volume 15 for 2008 contains three papers that...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/329-ccamlr-science-publishes-three-papers-on-seabird-bycatch-mitigation
  • Read about the Smart Hook in the latest Bycatch Communication Network Newsletter

    {mosimage} The latest issue (No. 11, Nov-Dec 2008) of the electronic Bycatch Communication Network Newsletter (BCNN) has now been published. The issue contains two articles of interest to the conservation of albatrosses and petrels. Hans Jusseit (Ahi...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/332-read-about-the-smart-hook-in-the-latest-bycatch-communication-network-newsletter
  • CCAMLR’s role in reducing seabird bycatch reviewed

    {mosimage} The history of activities undertaken and measures adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR, www.ccamlr.org ) to reduce the bycatch of seabirds, especially of albatrosses and petrels, is...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/338-ccamlr-s-role-in-reducing-seabird-bycatch-reviewed
  • Seabird identification and bycatch mitigation: a list of field manuals and guides/UPDATED

    {mosimage} Over the last decade or so, a number of publications, suitable for use aboard fishing vessels, has been produced to aid in identifying seabirds caught on longlines and in reducing seabird bycatch in longline fisheries. A bibliographic list...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/357-seabird-identification-and-bycatch-mitigation-a-list-of-field-manuals-and-guides-updated
  • FAO’s Committee on Fisheries progresses seabird conservation in Rome

    {mosimage} Progress in the implementation of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and related international plans of action was reported to the 28t h Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Committee On...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/387-fao-s-committee-on-fisheries-progresses-seabird-conservation-in-rome
  • Agreement between ACAP and tuna commission proposed

    {mosimage} A formal agreement has been proposed between the Albatross and Petrel Agreement and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ( IOTC ). The proposed agreement is to be considered at the 13th Session (...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/393-agreement-between-acap-and-tuna-commission-proposed
  • ACAP represented at the Second International Forum on the Sub-Antarctic UPDATED

    The Second International Forum on the Sub-Antarctic was held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 26-27 April 2009. The conference was hosted by Antarctic Tasmania at CCAMLR and titled Environmental Change in the Sub-Antarctic . Approximately 60 attendees...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/402-acap-represented-at-the-second-international-forum-on-the-sub-antarctic-updated
  • About ACAP

    Introduction The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, or ACAP, is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/about-acap
  • Seabird identification and bycatch mitigation: a list of field manuals and guides

    Introduction 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...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1088-seabird-identification-and-bycatch-mitigation-a-list-of-field-manuals-and-guides
  • South Orkneys Marine Protected Area declared

    A Marine Protected Area (MPA) covering a large area of the Southern Ocean south of the South Orkney Islands was declared at the 28th annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources ( CCAMLR ). The South Orkney...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/482-south-orkneys-marine-protected-area-declared
  • SEAFO strengthens its seabird conservation measure to include bycatch in trawl gear

    South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation's ( SEAFO ) Scientific Committee at its 5th Annual Meeting held on 30 September - 2 October 2009 in Swakopmund, Namibia recommended that the current Conservation Measure 05/06: On Reducing Incidental By-catch...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/512-seafo-strengthens-its-conservation-measure-to-include-bycatch-of-seabirds-in-trawl-gear
  • South African research on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels in 2009

    South African research on ACAP-listed species is primarily carried out at two island groups, South Africa's Prince Edward Islands in the southern Indian Ocean and the United Kingdom's Tristan da Cunha Group in the South Atlantic. At the former research...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/513-south-african-research-on-acap-listed-albatrosses-and-petrels-in-2009
  • The European Union launches a public consultation towards a seabird bycatch plan of action

    The European Commission has announced its intention to develop an EU Action Plan to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds in longlines and gillnets, following the now well-known FAO guidelines . The Commission is inviting stakeholders and the general...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/599-the-european-union-launches-a-public-consultation-towards-a-seabird-bycatch-plan-of-action
  • Reducing the risks of entanglement and ingestion: removing marine debris from albatross and petrel islands around the World

    Ingestion of and entanglement with anthropogenic objects floating on the sea surface that have been discarded by vessels or washed into the sea from rivers and storm drains are known risks to albatrosses and petrels over the whole World. In the...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/632-reducing-the-risks-of-entanglement-and-ingestion-removing-marine-debris-from-albatross-and-petrel-islands-around-the-world
  • Catching fish, not birds: the Marine Stewardship Council certifies another fishery in the Southern Ocean

    A Southern Ocean trawl fishery was last month certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council ( MSC ) standard ( click here ). The fishery is for Mackerel Icefish Champsocephalus gunnari in the South Atlantic...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/690-catching-fish-not-birds-the-marine-stewardship-council-certifies-another-fishery-in-the-southern-ocean

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