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A global assessment of the impact of fisheries-related mortality on shy and white-capped albatrosses: Conservation implications

Baker, G. Barry; Double, Michael; Gales, Rosemary; Tuck, Geoffrey N.; Abbott, Cathryn; Ryan, Peter G; Petersen, Samantha L.; Robertson, Christopher J R; Alderman, Rachael

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Hundreds of thousands of seabirds are killed each year as a result of interacting with longline and trawl fishing operations, and the severity of the impact varies regionally. Shy and white-capped albatrosses, Thalassarche cauta and Thalassarche steadi respectively, are phenotypically similar species known to be incidentally killed by fishing operations. The magnitude of this mortality has not previously been assessed across their range. Here we examine recent effort and bycatch rates in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32510
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.02.012

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