Reducing South Georgia albatross mortality in High Seas tuna fisheries


South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS076

Status: Completed

Round:
6
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Birdlife International, British Antarctic Survey
Start Date:
01-04-18
End Date:
31-03-20
Funding:
£98,858.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Marine, Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation
Broad Approches:
Sustainable use, General measures
Specific Tools:
Cepa, Monitoring, Nbsap, Research, Research training
Countries:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
Albatrosses on South Georgia have been declining for over twenty years. Bycatch in fisheries outside South Georgian waters has been identified as the driver of these declines, with Japanese and Taiwanese tuna fleets the greatest threat. To reduce bycatch, we will engage with Japanese purchasing companies using hard evidence and softer ‘stories’, and gain commitments from them to buy only tuna caught by vessels complying with seabird bycatch mitigation regulations. We will use independent compliance data to assess Taiwanese data.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS076 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-01-23 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS076 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS076 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS076 HYR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS076 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00