Incidental Capture of seabirds by Japanese southern bluefin tuna longline vessels in New Zealand waters, 1988-1992

@article{Murray1993IncidentalCO,
  title={Incidental Capture of seabirds by Japanese southern bluefin tuna longline vessels in New Zealand waters, 1988-1992},
  author={T. E. Murray and J. Bartle and S. Kalish and P. Taylor},
  journal={Bird Conservation International},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={181-210}
}
  • T. E. Murray, J. Bartle, +1 author P. Taylor
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • Bird Conservation International
  • Fishery observers recorded incidental capture of seabirds during 785 days on Japanese bluefin tuna longline vessels around New Zealand between April and August each year, 1988-1992. High numbers of albatrosses Diomedea spp. and petrels Procellaria spp. were caught on longline hooks during setting and drowned. Twelve seabird taxa were recorded, six of them breeding only in New Zealand. Most were breeding adults, except for Grey-headed and Black-browed Albatrosses. No bias in sex ratio was… CONTINUE READING

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