SFP’s Ocean Wildlife Manager Alexia Morgan participated in a roundtable hosted by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies to develop a Seabird-Safe Fishing Toolkit that will address seabird bycatch in industrial fisheries. When published, the Toolkit will provide detailed information on modifications to gear and best practices to greatly reduce seabird mortality in fisheries in the region, with the primary goal to protect endangered albatross and petrels.
“We have a narrow window of time to stop albatross extinctions,” said Alexia Morgan, SFP’s Ocean Wildlife Manager. “The toolkit will help accelerate progress by supporting these companies in delivering on their existing sustainability policies to protect albatrosses and other seabirds.”
Read more in the SFP Press Release here.