Training Materials for Longline Fishers

Links to download compiled training materials for longline captains and crew in species identification, and best practice handling and release practices for seabirds, sea turtles, cetaceans, and unwanted sharks & rays are below. Contact the publisher or copyright holder to determine what authorizations are required to duplicate the materials.  


SPECIES ID
SPC.  2006. Marine Species Identification Manual for Horizontal Longline Fishermen.  Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia. 
English and French.  DOWNLOAD
English and Chinese (http://www.spc.int/coastfish/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=30&id=427)

HANDLE/RELEASE GUIDES - SEA TURTLES
Blue Ocean Institute. Catch Fish Not Turtles Using Longlines.
English DOWNLOAD 
Japanese http://www.ioseaturtles.org/Features/turtlebook_jap.pdf 
Bahasa Indonesia DOWNLOAD
Tok Pidgin Papua New Guinea DOWNLOAD
(Contact Eric Gilman EGilman@UTas.edu.au for the original printer files)

FAO. 2009. Gilman, E., and Bianchi, G. Guidelines to Reduce Sea Turtle Mortality in Fishing Operations. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. (See pages 62-70, Best practices for sea turtle handling and release).
English DOWNLOAD

WCPFC. 2010. WCPFC Guidelines for the Handling of Sea Turtles. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, Pohnpei, FSM.
English DOWNLOAD
Chinese DOWNLOAD

HANDLE/RELEASE GUIDES - SEABIRDS
National Audubon Society. Safely Releasing Seabirds & Avoiding Bird Capture.  
English DOWNLOAD
Chinese DOWNLOAD
Japanese DOWNLOAD
Korean DOWNLOAD 
Spanish DOWNLOAD
(Contact Eric Gilman EGilman@UTas.edu.au for the original printer files)

BirdLife International and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. How to Handle a Live Bird that Has Been Hooked
English DOWNLOAD
(contact Ross Wanless ross.wanless@birdlife.org.za

Southern Seabird Solutions. 

HANDLE/RELEASE GUIDES - UNWANTED SHARKS & RAYS
English DOWNLOAD
Chinese - DOWNLOAD

HANDLE/RELEASE GUIDES - CETACEANS
English DOWNLOAD
Chinese - DOWNLOAD

Examples of Domestic Regulations Summaries for Longline Operators 
Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources - Cook Islands longline fishery
     English DOWNLOAD; Chinese DOWNLOAD
US NMFS - Hawaii longline fishery DOWNLOAD