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By Rory Crawford, Senior Policy Officer (Global Seabird Programme) It definitely has less of a ring than Hugh's Fish Fight, but this week's show had a distinctly less fishy flavour – it focussed on krill, the tiny crustacean that props up the Antarctic food web. I don't say that...
23 Feb 2013
At-sea with friends at the end of the world!
As an instructor with the Albatross Task Force in Argentina, I embarked for 45 days aboard a pelagic (mid-water) trawl vessel that targets whip-tailed hake, also known as "hoki" ( Macruronus magellanicus ). The ship sailed from the port city of Ushuaia - at the end of the world! On this...
15 Jan 2013
Progress in South Korea
Ross Wanless, South African regional co-ordinator for the Global Seabird Programme reports back from a seabird bycatch workshop in South Korea, with some promising developments: Asian longline fleets account for ~90% of the fishing effort that overlaps with albatrosses. This meant that getting an...
4 Dec 2012
In the impoverished community of Ocean View lies a team of dedicated and inspiring people... A group of disabled men and woman from the Ocean View Association for Persons with Disabilities (OVAPD) proves that anybody with commitment can make a real difference to conservation, while learning new skills...
20 Nov 2012
A cold reception
By Cleo Small, Senior Policy Officer (Global Seabird Programme) Did you see the news this week about the widespread outrage at the proposed merger between the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and National Oceanography Centre? The merger is being put forward as a cost-cutting exercise by the Natural...
31 Oct 2012
A different perspective on seabirds and humans
Since we began our community outreach work in the port city of Talcahuano, we have had enthusiastic participation and profound attention on behalf of the local children. "Bycatch" is a new term for many people and the range of marine species is a lot to take in for those unfamiliar with fisheries...
14 Aug 2012
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
Zero albatross killed thanks to ATF streamer lines!
A few days ago I was in contact with a fishery observer who is at-sea aboard a longline vessel gathering biological data near Staten Island to the south of Argentina. This boat must now use mitigation measures; one of which is a bird-scaring line to reduce albatross mortality. The Federal Fisheries Council...
28 May 2012
This got me hooked
Guy Shorrock (rspb-images.com) I was excited to read that last week the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) made a landmark decision - all longline vessels in the Indian Ocean will now be required to use two seabird bycatch mitigation measures. This follows a similar decision made by the International...
4 May 2012
Making albatross wings
The children of Woolenwick Infant and Junior school making albatross wings.
26 Jan 2012
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