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Report of the Expert Consultation on Best Practice Technical Guidelines for IPOA/NPOA-Seabirds. Bergen, Norway, 2-5 September 2008










FAO. Report of the Expert Consultation on Best Practice Technical Guidelines for IPOA/NPOA–Seabirds. Bergen Norway, 2–5 September 2008. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 880. Rome, FAO. 2008. 37p.


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