Capture of all birds in trawl fisheries

New Zealand is a centre of seabird diversity, with over 80 species breeding in the New Zealand region. Seabirds are frequently reported as bycatch in fisheries, with most reported captures being either of albatrosses (family Diomedeidae), or petrels (family Procellariidae). Coastal seabirds (such as shags, penguins, and gulls) have also been reported as bycatch in commercial fisheries.