Black petrel are the New Zealand seabird most at risk of population decline as a result of fisheries bycatch. This study used fisheries observer, GPS tracking, and birdwatching data to estimate the overlap between the distribution of black petrel and commercial fisheries. Overlap was highest with inshore trawl, snapper and bluenose bottom-longline, and bigeye tuna surface-longline fisheries. This information will be used to improve the assessment of the risk of fisheries to black petrel.
AEBR 161 Overlap of the distribution of black petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni) with New Zealand trawl and longline fisheries
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