The agreement cooperates with regional fisheries management organisations (TRFOs) for tuna, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Wildlife and the Sea (CCAMLR) and other relevant fishing organisations to promote the adoption of good practices to reduce seabird mortality in particularly long fisheries in international waters outside national (high sea) jurisdictions. Memorandums of understanding have been signed with these organizations. In recent years, the five IGFMos have taken conservation measures that contain ACAP`s best practice recommendations for controlling bycating bycating seabird catches in longline pelagic fishing (mainly a combination of night setting, line weighting and the use of birdlines). ACAP also has the effect of reducing seabird mortality in trawls and other fisheries where accidental catches of seabirds occur. A product is a seabird identification guide for fishing observers to improve the quality of mortality information collected, available in six languages and being updated. It was created to stop the drastic decline in seabird populations in the southern hemisphere, especially albatross and assault birds. The tower`s albatross and falcons are threatened by species introduced to their breeding islands, by pollution and longline passage, as well as by trawls and gillnets. The agreement provides for signatory governments to take steps to reduce bycating bycating catches; Protect breeding colonies and the control and elimination of species imported from breeding sites, particularly on the islands. The Convention on the Conservation of Albatros and Petrels (ACAP) by its 13 contracting parties aims to preserve albatross and assault birds by coordinating international activities to reduce threats to their population.
In 2019, the ACAP Advisory Committee said its 31 listed species were still facing a conservation crisis, with thousands of albatross, assaultbirds and shear water killed each year as a result of fishing measures. To raise public awareness of the crisis, ACAP has opened a World Global Agreement Day to be held annually on June 19 from 2020, when the agreement was signed in 2001. There is still a long way to go. One of the main challenges is to obtain accurate information on the location and number of seabirds caught as bycating fishing companies to support the effective implementation of conservation measures.