Expert consultation on best practice technical guidelines for IPOA/NPOA–seabirds [EB IP14] Bergen, Norway, 2–5 September 2008 FAOMaterial type: ArticleLanguage: ENG Series: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report ; 880Publication details: [Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia] Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) 2009; Rome, Italy Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2009Description: vi, 37 p. ill. 30 cmISBN:
- Report of the expert consultation on best practice technical guidelines for IPOA/NPOA–seabirds Bergen, Norway, 2–5 September 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 29)
"This is the report of the Expert Consultation on Best Practice Technical Guidelines for IPOA/NPOA– Seabirds [International Plan of Action/National Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries], held in Bergen, Norway, from 2 to 5 September 2008. The guidelines have been prepared to: (i) assist countries in preparing and implementing more effective NPOA– Seabirds; (ii) provide regional fisheries management organizations with guidance on implementing IPOA–Seabirds within a regional framework; and (iii) address incidental mortality of seabirds from relevant fishing gear. The guidelines emphasize the importance of a cyclical framework of data collection, research and monitoring to quantify and reduce the incidental mortality of seabirds in an adaptive manner. The guidelines cover the following topics: (i) Relevant fishing gears; (ii) Uptake of seabird measures by RFMO/As [Arrangements]; (iii) Defining an incidental catch problem; (iv) Mitigation measures and related standards; (v) Mitigation research; (vi) Education, training and outreach; (vii) Observer programme; (viii) Seabird incidental catch reduction objectives; (ix) Monitoring and reporting framework for NPOA–Seabirds and regional plans; and (x) Periodic performance review."