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Seabirds drowned in fishing nets off Jan Mayen (Greenland Sea) = Zeevogelsterfte in visnetten rond Jan Mayen (Groenlandzee)
Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2000). Seabirds drowned in fishing nets off Jan Mayen (Greenland Sea) = Zeevogelsterfte in visnetten rond Jan Mayen (Groenlandzee). Atlant. Seabirds 2(2): 87-91
In: Atlantic Seabirds. Seabird Group and Dutch Seabird Group: Sandy, Bedfordshire. ISSN 1388-2511, more
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Keywords
    By catch; Drowning; Fishing nets; Marine birds; ANE, Norway, Jan Mayen I. [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Camphuysen, K.C.J., more

Abstract
    Bits and pieces of fishing nets found at Jan Mayen island (central Greenland Sea) often contain entangled remains of seabirds. Brünnich's Guillemots Uria lomviaAlle alle alle were the commonest species encountered, but also Puffin Fratercula arctica naumanni and Northern Fulmars Fulmarus glacialis were found. Pieces of coarse trawl nets and fine gill nets were found. It is unclear if the birds drowned when the nets were still in use, or if the birds drowned in ghost-nets. Only few and brief visits were made on Jan Mayen's beaches between 1983 and 2000, but the frequency of finds suggests strongly that substantial numbers of seabirds drown in fishing gear around this remote island in the North Atlantic.

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