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Falklands, South Georgia success in minimizing long-line fishing seabird bycatch

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 16:17 UTC
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A study has revealed that at least 160,000 and potentially in excess of 320,000 seabirds are killed annually in longline fisheries globally. Some previous studies have assessed the level of seabird by catching longline fisheries for particular regions and groups of seabirds, but this is the first study to provide a global estimate of by-catch of all seabirds in longline fisheries. Read full article

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  • Raul

    Note that these islands belong to Argentina as the South Sandwich Islands, which together with the Falkland Islands, but who are illegally occupied by the United Kingdom.

    Jun 27th, 2011 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    note
    Raul is talking bollox

    Jun 27th, 2011 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Riiight Raul, so please name the first Argentine govenor of these Islands.....the resulting awkward silence should suffice.

    Jun 27th, 2011 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Raul- typical Argie, only lives for the fantasy world - couldnot care less about wiping out the planet,s marine birdlife! Raul if your country had not walked out and refused to take part in the joint(nothing to do with politics) off shore fisheries meetings started 10 years ago the it could have been Argentina also getting praise for so dramatically cutting down the slaughter of endangered seabirds.
    Also please reply detailing the factual basis of your claim to South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands?- Or - accept you do not have a valid claim.

    Jun 28th, 2011 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l think you'll find the Argentine claim is “difficult”.

    Jun 28th, 2011 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    More to the point,

    if zero bird by-catch is achieved by TFI fleets,
    is this being achieved by mainland-based fleets?
    And if not, why not?

    Jun 29th, 2011 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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