The USFWS has completed a status review to determine whether to recommend listing black-footed albatross as threatened or endangered under the ESA because of conservation concerns, many of which are summarized in Naughton et al.
In Alaska waters, satellite-tagged black-footed albatross overlap spatially and temporally with the longline sablefish, pot sablefish, and longline halibut fisheries (Fischer et al.
A conservation action plan for black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) and Laysan albatross (P.
12-month finding on a petition to list the black-footed albatross as endangered or threatened.
The black-footed albatross
, Phoebastria nigripes, is an endangered species that forages throughout the Pacific.
Lawsuits using the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Magnussen Fisheries Act over the killing and injuring of leatherback and loggerhead turtles, false killer whales, black-footed albatross
and marlin have had some success, with the permanent closing of the California longline fishery, a four-year closure of the Hawaiian swordfish longline fishery, and time area closures for the Hawaiian tuna longline fishery and the Atlantic longline fishery.
6%, decline in Black-footed Albatross breeding pairs from 1992 to 2001, a 1.
Population modeling experiments indicate that the world Black-footed Albatross population can withstand a loss of no more than 10,000 birds per year from all mortality sources and remain stable (Cousins and Cooper 2000).
The Population Biology of the Black-Footed Albatross in Relation to Mortality Caused by Longline Fishing.
At the same time, a black-footed albatross
flew 24,840 miles in a three-month period on round-trips of as long as 28 days to foraging waters off the northern California coast.
Researchers have found high levels of DDT compounds, PCBs and dioxin-like compounds in black-footed albatross adults, chicks and eggs.
Black-footed albatross nest productivity on Midway has been reduced by about 3 percent because of the contaminants, Giesy said.
Giesy noted, however, that concentrations of PCBs and dioxin-like chemicals in black-footed albatross eggs were at a threshold where further deposits would be expected to cause adverse population-level effects.