Species at Risk

Pink-footed Shearwater (photo: Peter Hodum)

The albatrosses and shearwaters are most at risk in BC from incidental longline mortality. From 2003 to present, I authored or co-authored Status Assessments for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) for black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), pink-footed shearwaters (Puffinus creatopus) and short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria immutablis).

In 2007, I was a lead author for a Recovery Plan for the short-tailed albatross and pink-footed shearwater, and in 2011 co-authored the addition of black-footed albatross into this same Plan.

From 2003-2007, I assisted with the development of Canada’s National Plan of Action for the Reduction of Seabird Bycatch, NPOA-Seabirds.

In 2002, I co-wrote new regulations to introduce mandatory use of seabird avoidance measures in Canada’s Pacific groundfish fishery longline license holders. In 2009, I contributed to Washington Substitute Senate Bill 6350 (Publication #: 10-01-012) concerning marine waters management, including marine spatial planning.

Species at risk publications include COSEWIC status assessments, Environment Canada SARA Recovery Plans, Government of Canada documents, and policy contributions for fisheries bycatch and marine spatial planning.

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