FAO Fisheries Report No. 751

FAO Fisheries Report No. 751

FIIT/R751 (En)

Report of the
FAO/BIRDLIFE SOUTH AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON
IMPLEMENTATION OF NPOA-SEABIRDS AND
CONSERVATION OF ALBATROSSES AND PETRELS
Valdivia, Chile, 2-6 December 2003

Edited by

S. Lokkeborg
Institute of Marine Research
Bergen, Norway and

W. Thiele
Fishing Technology Service
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome, Italy

   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004
   
 

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Lokkeborg, S.; Thiele, W. (eds.)
Report of the FAO/BirdLife South American Workshop on Implementation of NPOA-Seabirds and Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. Valdivia, Chile, 2-6 December 2003.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 751. Rome, FAO. 2004. 32p.

ABSTRACT

The International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (IPOA-Seabirds) was developed by FAO in response to the growing concern. The IPOA-Seabirds requests countries with longline fisheries that interact with seabirds to develop a national plan (NPOA-Seabirds) to reduce the incidental seabird catch in their fisheries. Several countries in the South American region have large populations of albatrosses and petrels, and existing assessments and data indicate that significant numbers of seabirds are caught annually in several longline fisheries in this region. Thus FAO and BirdLife International organized this joint workshop to discuss albatross and petrel conservation and to initiate the development of NPOA-Seabirds in the regional countries.

Representatives of different disciplines (research institutes, fishing industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental agencies) from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay met to discuss topics related to implementation of NPOA-Seabirds. National reports were presented giving an overview of the problem and the status of the progress in the development of their NPOA-Seabirds. Experts representing the United States of America and New Zealand, which have finalized the development of their NPOA-Seabirds, gave presentations of these works. Presentations were also given of regional agreements such as the South American Strategy for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ESCAPE), the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) and the Southern Seabird Solution (SSS). Discussion groups were set up to discuss mitigation measures, priorities, projects and potential funding sources.

© FAO 2004


CONTENTS

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

BACKGROUND

1. INTRODUCTION

2. NATIONAL REPORTS

Status and trends in the Argentinean longline fisheries, evaluation of mitigation measures and its efficiency
The bycatch of albatrosses and petrels by longline fisheries in Brazil
Chilean Report
Longline fisheries and seabirds in Peru
The seabirds bycatch issue in Uruguay: a review (1993-2003)

3. PRESENTATION AND REVISON OF REGIONAL AGREEMENTS

ESCAPE
ACAP
SSS

4. ROUND TABLE ON MITIGATION MEASURES

5. NATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION (FAO-NPOA)

6. DISCUSSION GROUPS

Annex. List of seabirds

7. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

8. COMMITMENTS

APPENDIXES

Appendix A. Agenda
Appendix B. List of participants

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