Whitianga anglers talk seabirds & fishing
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club members and local community heard from Southern Seabirds liaison officer Cam Speedy about how small changes to the way we fish can have positive outcomes for our seabird species.10.06.2013
Cam talked about the ecology of local seabirds and the really positive impact anglers can have on board their boats by taking simple steps to avoid attracting and catching seabirds. Over 40 people turned out including local anglers, commercial fishers, the local vet and school teacher.
Tony Fox, Club Manager, said that "the feedback from the evening has been fantastic" and that there would be many willing volunteers in any Southern Seabirds project to help work with recreational anglers and seabirds.Tony also acknowledged Adam Clow a local commercial fisherman who helped organise the event and is a proactive advocate for seabird smart fishing.
Contact us if you would like Southern Seabird Solutions to come and talk with your fishing club and local community.
Image taken by Brent Trail from Surveying Services Limited