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Working from Richard's Bay
Hello Albatross supporters! A lot has happened since my last diary entry. As I mentioned in some of my previous entries the highest priority of the South African longline team for 2010 is to determine the effect using extra weight on fishing gear has on the catch rate of tuna and swordfish. We hope...
17 Aug 2010
Educating commercial and recreational fishermen to handle seabirds safely
This month I thought it would be a good idea to follow on from one of my Brazilian colleague’s diaries which highlighted the poor attitude of some fishermen towards seabirds. His diary can be found here , as a reminder of the problem. I have only ever seen one or two birds with broken bills...
11 Jul 2012
How artwork is helping save the albatross
For over 30 years Bruce Pearson , a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation...
6 Oct 2010
Briefing the Asian longline fleet
The South African Albatross Task Force team, together with an observer agency ( CapFish ) and government representatives, conduct briefings with the fishing masters of the Asian longline fleet. This year was the same as other years and we managed to conduct briefings for all fishing masters of the 11...
27 Jun 2012
Being pushed to the limits
Wow - I actually don't have words, mostly images. It was harrowing! Never have I pushed myself to such limits before. The extreme emotional and physical boundaries of being were reached over the past three weeks. I came to cracking point many times - 'rough' described all aspects of this...
6 Jul 2006
Good fishing and Cape Gannets everywhere… Oh and the weather was fantastic too!
It was mid-June, meaning the middle of winter and a mere week before the shortest day of the year. At this time of year the waters just off the Western Cape coast are brimming with seabirds and trawlers are followed by thousands of hungry birds squabbling over discards from the boats. The usual culprits...
23 Jul 2013
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