White-capped albatross by a fishing vessel near Dunedin. White-capped albatross are one of the bird species that are incidentally killed by New Zealand fishing operations.
Image copyright Sarah Stewart.
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This summary of protected species captures in New Zealand fisheries was prepared by Dragonfly Data Science, based on data held by the Ministry for Primary Industries. We are especially grateful to the Government fisheries observers and fishers who collected these data. The analysis was carried out through Ministry for Primary Industries project SEA2013-08: Data preparation for protected species bycatch.