Stocktake of Mitigation Measures

A stocktake of measures for mitigating the incidental capture of seabirds in NZ commercial fisheries

02.08.2017

Bird bafflers, warp scarers, hook pods and lumo leads.  Check out the new report on our resources page to find out about these weird and wonderful inventions, designed to keep seabirds safe from harm around fishing vessels.  Our new report describes these inventions and all other measures that are suited to the types of commercial fishing carried out in New Zealand.  We assess the extent to which each measure has been developed and tested, and hurdles that might need to be overcome for the measure to be used more widely.  This work was undertaken by Graham Parker of Parker Conservation, and generously funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries, Sealord Group, Deepwater Group and WWF-NZ.