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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]


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]


Fishers commit to seabird smart fishing

Commercial fishers continue to swap tips and techniques to keep seabirds away from their boats at seabird smart fishing workshops around NZ... [more]


Always be prepared - keep your seabird release kit on-board

Catching a seabird on a day’s fishing could happen to anyone as Sir John Kirwan and Graeme Sinclair found out, so be prepared...[more]


Fishing alongside rare black petrel - DVD

Wildlife biologist Cam Speedy walks through his favourite sika deer hunting grounds to explore old seabird territory...[more]


Black petrel count on over summer

The first team of volunteers to help with monitoring included commercial fishermen and their families, the manager of the Hauraki Gulf Forum, as well as staff from the Department of Conservation and Ministry for Primary...[more]


Otago fishermen become expert “penguin wranglers"

Five Otago fishermen recently joined the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust and the Department of Conservation to help measure and weigh yellow-eyed penguin chicks in the Catlins. [more]


Seabird mitigation ideas captured for net fisheries

Individuals from Australia and New Zealand recently met to brainstorm new measures for reducing the risk to seabirds from gill and trawl nets... [more]


New Zealand tori line research adopted as international best practice

The outcome of New Zealand research on tori lines has been adopted as international best practice by the Seabird Bycatch Working Group of the international Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels...[more]


The Prince of Wales accepts Patronage invitation

The Prince of Wales has officially accepted an invitation from the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust to become our Royal Patron[more]


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. [more]


Black, beautiful and endangered

Whitianga fishermen have a close encounter with rare seabirds...[more]

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