Demise of the Protector of Seafarers – a review of the impact of pelagic longline fisheries on the status of the blackbrowed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Existing literature has been reviewed to determine the impact of pelagic longline fishing, as part of commercial fisheries exploitation, on the conservation status of Black-browed Albatross. Significant advances have been made through international cooperation and data sharing to produce a more accurate view of the overlapping distribution of Black-browed Albatross foraging range and fisheries activity. Species preservation is a collective responsibility necessitating further international cooperation to agree and implement long-term measures ensuring the survival of T. melanophyrs, which is by no means guaranteed.
- Literature Reviews