National Plans of Action (NPOAs) for reducing seabird bycatch: Developing best practice for assessing and managing fisheries impacts

Fisheries bycatch is one of the biggest threats to seabird populations. Managers need to identify where and when bycatch occurs and ensure effective action. In 1999, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released the International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (IPOA-s) encouraging states to voluntarily assess potential seabird bycatch problems and implement a National Plan of Action (NPOA) if needed. However, the IPOA-s is ambiguous about the steps and objectives, diminishing its value as a conservation tool.

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Publication status:
Published Online
Author(s):
Authors: Good, S.D., Baker, G.B., Gummery, M., Votier, S.C., Phillips, R.A.

On this site: Richard Phillips
Date:
13 May, 2020
Journal/Source:
Biological Conservation / 247
Page(s):
108592
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108592