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Bycatch Management Information System (BMIS)
Friday, 29 April 2011 11:07


The Bycatch Management Information System (BMIS) focuses on bycatch mitigation and management in oceanic tuna and billfish fisheries*. It is an open resource useful for fishery managers, fishers, scientists, observers, educators and anyone with an interest in fisheries management. As a reference and educational tool, the BMIS aims to support the adoption and implementation of science-based management measures so that bycatch is managed comprehensively and sustainably.


In the context of the BMIS, "bycatch" mainly refers to those species of special interest, such as seabirds, sharks and marine turtles.  Much of the information in the BMIS is relevant to bycatch mitigation in similar oceanic fisheries around the world.


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