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CCAMLR process of risk assessment to minimise the effects of longline fishing mortality on seabirds


Waugh, SM and Baker, B and Gales, R and Croxall, JP, CCAMLR process of risk assessment to minimise the effects of longline fishing mortality on seabirds, Marine Policy, 32, (3) pp. 442-454. ISSN 0308-597X (2008) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2007.08.011


We describe the process used in the fisheries management system of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to minimise seabird bycatch, and the risk-assessment methodology developed to assist this. We examine the progress of several Regional Fishery Management Organisations in taking steps to address seabird bycatch. CCAMLR has the most advanced system of management among the RFMOS covered in this review, and has made the most demonstrable progress in reducing seabird bycatch levels in its longline fisheries. A combination of proven mitigation measures, extensive monitoring by independent observers, annual expert review of seabird bycatch rates and evolving fishery and mitigation practices have been instrumental in reducing seabird bycatch in CCAMLR fisheries.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Seabird bycatch; Ecological risk assessment; Regional Fishery Management Organisations; CCAMLR
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Pollution and contamination
Research Field:Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Baker, B (Dr Barry Baker)
ID Code:54440
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2009-02-21
Last Modified:2017-05-23

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