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    Seabird mortality from longline fisheries: evidence from Marion and Gough Islands

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    Document Number:
    WG-IMALF-94/18
    Author(s):
    J. Cooper (South Africa)
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    Abstract

    Two tuna longline fishing hooks have been recovered from beside Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans nests at Marion Island in the 1990s. No hooks have been found at Gough Island and no birds have been found dead ashore on either island as a result of fishing gear. Recoveries of banded birds at sea suggest Wandering Albatrosses are more at risk to being hooked than are giant petrels Macronectes sp.

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