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    Incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals during longline fishing around the Falkland/Malvinas Islands

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    Document Number:
    WG-FSA-97/21
    Author(s):
    Cielniaszek, Z., Croxall, J.P.
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    Abstract

    Data on incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals associated with longline fishing around the Falkland Islands between August 1996 and May 1997 are briefly summarised. For seabirds, the overall average rate of incidental mortality was 0.34 birds per 1000 hooks; excluding a single set when 87 birds were caught, the average was 0.05 birds per 1000 hooks. Black-browed albatrosses comprised 90% of birds caught.

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