This study presents an updated risk assessment of the impact of fishing-related mortalities on 70 of the seabird species that breed in the New Zealand region, based on data from 2006–07 to 2012–13. Eleven species were found to be at “high” or “very high risk” of population declines as a result of fisheries mortalities. Black petrel was the species most at risk, and other seabirds with a high risk ranking included species of albatross, petrel, and shearwater.
AEBR 162 Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabirds, 2006-07 to 2012-13
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