Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Fisheries (Seabird Mitigation Measures – Bottom Longlines) Circular. The proposed changes would:
- align mandatory mitigation measures with agreed ‘best practice’ seabird mitigation for bottom longline vessels
- introduce area-specific mitigation measures for the sub-Antarctic
- clarify several technical requirements.
Feedback on the proposed changes must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 23 October 2020.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.