Incidental captures of seabirds were observed during 1994/1995 fishing campaign around Kerguelen islands (division 58.5.1). The most significant mortality has been noted during longlining operations for Dissostichus eleginoides (0.28 birds / line in November - December). Trawlers caused high mortality only for Champsocephalus gunnari fisheries’ operations, mainly in February (chick's rearing period).The species mainly affected is the White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis, because of its diving faculty. Ways of reducing mortalty are discussed for each fishery.
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