Endangered Albatross Bycatch Raises Questions

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

For 12 years, fishing vessels have avoided killing the short-tailed albatross. In the past month, two of the endangered birds have been taken as bycatch. Now, biologists and fishermen alike are trying to figure out why this happened and what this means both for the birds and for the longline fleet.

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