Endangered petrels and trawl fishing clash in Tasman sea

Today's shifting environmental conditions are creating an uncertain future for many top predators in marine ecosystems, but to protect the key habitat of a species, you first have to know where that habitat is and what threats might be affecting it. A new study looks at where New Zealand's endangered Westland Petrel forages during its breeding season and shows that its range overlaps more with trawl fishing activity than conservationists realized.

Science Daily

Last updated on 07 May 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
New Zealand
Region: 
Oceania
Species: 
Procellaria westlandica
Species group: 
Birds
CMS tags: 
overfishing