Fisheries Infosite

Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabirds, 2006–07 to 2016–17


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This report presents an updated assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries in New Zealand for 71 seabird taxa breeding in this region, including data to the 2016–17 fishing year.  The risk for seabirds was estimated as the ratio of total fishery-related deaths to the Population Sustainability Threshold, with 18 species having an estimated risk ratio that was non-negligible. Black petrel continued to be identified as the species most at risk from commercial fisheries in New Zealand waters.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020
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author: Richard, Y.; Abraham, E.; Berkenbusch, K.;

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