Workshop on Seabird Incidental Catch in the Waters of Arctic Countries

The workshop goals were to:

  • Exchange the latest information on the problem of seabird incidental catch in waters of Arctic countries, the seabird species and fisheries involved and temporal, spatial, and other patterns of incidental catch;
  • Identify the needs associated with the development of an effective system for monitoring seabird incidental catch in Arctic countries;
  • To identify methods of reducing seabird incidental catch and the attributes of effective communication and outreach programs;
  • To explore the approaches that Arctic countries are taking to the development of National Plans of Action to deal with seabird incidental catch in longline fisheries, as agreed to in recent FAO meetings.

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