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Fishing's environmental champions

Winners of the 2015 seabird Smart Awards announced.[more]


Seabirds - from the flybridge

Leading charter operator and angler Rick Pollock shares his thoughts on natures greatest fish finders.....[more]


'Nominate a mate' for the 2015 Seabird Smart Awards

Here’s your chance to spread the word about your fleet’s achievements. [more]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Underwater bait setter gets fisherman’s tick of approval

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


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]


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]


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]

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