Mitigation Development Pathway

Mitigation pathway

Fishing naturally attracts seabirds, as fish scraps, bait and fresh catch in the water provide an easy living. But foraging around fishing operations is risky business.

Sometimes birds die when they get caught on a hook or in a net, or injured by flying into fishing gear. Some devices and techniques to reduce these deaths already exist. Others are still being developed and tested.

If you have an idea for such a mitigation device or technique and want to develop it further, our mitigation development pathway will show you how.

"Everything I've seen developed has needed someone nudging it along the whole time - keeping the fire burning under it."

Dave Kellian (right) fisher/inventor.




Thanks to the many people who contributed to the mitigation development pathway project. We will be adding additional resources and case studies to these web pages. If you have suggestions please email