News & Events

24.08.2015

Resourcefulness meets technology....

Seabird proxies woven from harakeke are currently being used on a snapper longline vessel to see whether their on-board camera can detect a seabird if caught. [more]


31.07.2015

Whitianga – hub of seabird-smart fishers

All Whitianga longline fishers are now trained in seabird smart fishing practices, after the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust held a second training workshop in Whitianga this month. [more]


23.07.2015

Seabird SMART skippers on the water in time for the new fishing year

Fishing companies Sanford Ltd, Leigh Fisheries and Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd are ensuring their bottom longline skippers fishing in FMA 1 (Fisheries Management Area 1) have attended a Seabird Smart Training workshop prior to the...[more]


09.07.2015

Saved by the Albatross - the Wreck of the Dundonald

Interislander 'OnBoard' magazine tells tales of survival from the survivors of the Dundonald who owed their lives to the white-capped albatrosses of Disappointment Island. [more]


27.05.2015

Sanford skippers and crew get Seabird SMART

“Our message to fishermen is that every seabird counts - as do the efforts of every fisherman” says Janice Molloy of Southern Seabird Solutions Trust who recently coordinated a Seabird SMART Fishing workshop with skippers and...[more]


07.04.2015

Underwater bait setter gets fisherman’s tick of approval

Kiwi tuna fisherman is trialling an innovation that keeps bait away from birds. [more]


05.03.2015

International recognition for New Zealand fisher

Kiwi fisher Dave Kellian was one of sixteen finalists honoured at the Seaweb Seafood Summit in New Orleans recently for his work promoting seafood sustainability. [more]


01.10.2014

Nelson recreational fishers urged to help keep seabirds safe

A Nelson fisheries specialist who has worked with the commercial industry to reduce the risk of seabirds getting caught is encouraging recreational fishers to follow suit...[more]


30.09.2014

Fishers and yellow-eyed penguin star in new DVD

A short film highlighting Otago fishers and conservation organisations working together to save seabirds was recently launched by the Minister of Conservation, the Hon Dr Nick Smith at the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago...[more]


05.08.2014

Trip to The Snares leaves ‘indelible mark’ on NZ seabird and fisheries specialist

Richard Wells, a highly regarded NZ seabird and fisheries specialist, recently spent time on The Snares islands undertaking bird counts for the 2014 Southern Buller’s Albatross census. [more]


30.07.2014

Crossing the ditch in search of mitigation ideas

A group of Australian trawler skippers, government and industry representatives recently undertook a whirlwind tour of South Island fishing ports to meet Kiwi inshore trawl skippers and see the mitigation ideas they have...[more]


26.05.2014

Stepping into each other's worlds

Dave McFarlane of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust swallowed his sea-sickness pills and went to sea to learn about fishing with Ant Smith, a trawler fisherman from Dunedin. [more]


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