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Pacific Islands Regional Plan of Action for Reducing the Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Available information indicates that seabird interactions with longline vessels operating in tropical and subtropical areas of the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) are very rare, except in the Hawaii-based longline fisheries. A large amount of observer data have been collected from tropical and subtropical Pacific pelagic longline fisheries (15.7 million pelagic longline hooks in 8,786 sets observed from 1995-2005).

Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project

10 Jan 2014

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Pacific Islands Regional Plan of Action for Reducing the Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Pelagic Longline Fisheries.pdf