23 Jun '11, 9am

Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand bycatch framework: Fifty seabird biologists have written to New

Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand bycatch framework: Fifty seabird biologists have written to New

And they conclude: “We urge you to reconsider the policy for managing seabird bycatch in New Zealand Fisheries. We recommend that to implement a best-practice model of management of this issue, developers of a New Zealand National Plan of Action-Seabirds (NPOA-Seabirds) follow the guidance as set out in the FAO Best Practice Guideline for Managing the Incidental Mortality of Seabirds In Fisheries. The existence of a NPOA-Seabirds for New Zealand is an obligation under ACAP (Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels), and should include the precautionary management of risks that is affecting our much valued and highly vulnerable wildlife.”

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/06/seabird-scienti...

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