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Falkland Islands Plan to Reduce Seabird Deaths

Seabird deaths caused by fishing will be further reduced following the Falkland Islands Government™s approval of a new Action Plan for the trawl fishery. A ninety per cent reduction in seabird deaths was recorded in the long-line fishery the year after a similar Action Plan to introduce tori lines was put into effect in 2004. Both plans demonstrate the steps taken by the Falkland Islands to maintain their international reputation for the responsible and sustainable management of their fishing industry.

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