Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/09/18

Going for Green: Chile purse seine project nominated for conservation award

e20180918 birdlife sem nome.png“In October, the Pink-footed Shearwaters begin to arrive on Robinson Crusoe Island, off the coast of Chile.

Having travelled on an incredible migration up the Western coast of the Americas all the way to Alaska and then back down again, they settle on the small island to lay their eggs and raise their young. Some will succeed in this endeavour, flying out to sea to catch fish which will sustain them and their young over the breeding season. Others, however, will not be so fortunate. While diving for a tasty fish, they will collide with a trawl cable or be caught in a large fishing net. This process, where seabirds are accidentally killed by industrial fishing operations is known as ‘bycatch’, and it is one of the biggest threats to seabirds.”

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Fonte: BirdLife International, 18 de setembro de 2018

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