“Last year has seen some significant successes in protecting seabirds across Europe. However, there is much more work and continued challenges ahead in 2016. We are expecting the impact of fishing on seabirds – especially through bycatch – to gain much greater recognition. Since the EU has identified seabird bycatch as an issue that needs to be fixed in the EU Seabird Plan of Action, the Common Fisheries Policy now provides a legal backing to resolve this across the EU fishing fleet. Therefore this is the perfect time to focus on preventing seabird bycatch and proving it can be done. All fishing vessels should be expected to minimise their impact through concrete actions such as putting scaring devices on their boats, as well as gather information for when they do catch birds accidentally.”
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Fonte: BirdLife International – 11 de janeiro de 2016