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Bycatch Mitigation Information System (BMIS)
Friday, 29 April 2011 11:07

The BMIS is a resource for fisheries managers, scientists, fishers and the general public. It is the result of a Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) project to centralise and make readily available, information on the mitigation and management of bycatch in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO).  The database is a reference and educational tool that supports the Commission's responsibilities with regard to the sustainable management of non-target, or bycatch, species in WCPO fisheries targeting highly migratory species, including tuna and billfish.

In the context of the BMIS, "bycatch" mainly refers to those species of special interest, such as seabirds, sharks and marine turtles.  Much of the information in the BMIS is relevant to bycatch mitigation in similar oceanic fisheries around the world.

The BMIS is published on the WCPFC website.


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