Annual report of all available information on interactions with seabirds throughout Convention Area, as reported or collected by observers in AR Pt 1 (guidelines for reporting in CMM 2018-03 Annex 2)
CCMs shall annually provide to the Commission, in Part 1 of their annual reports, all available information on interactions with seabirds reported or collected by observers to enable the estimation of seabird mortality in all fisheries to which the Convention applies. ( see Annex 2 for Part 1 reporting template guideline). These reports shall include information on: a) the proportion of observed effort with specific mitigation measures used; and b) observed and reported species specific seabird bycatch rates and numbers or statistically rigorous estimates of species-specific seabird interaction rates (for longline, interactions per 1,000 hooks) and total numbers.
Mitigating impacts of fishing on species of special interest