Capture of all birds in trawl fisheries

Observed captures of all birds in trawl fisheries Observed captures
Fishing effort and observations in trawl fisheries Effort, and observer coverage
Fishing effort and observed captures of all birds by month, 2002–03 to 2019–20
Monthly coverage and captures

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.