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Black Petrel Survives South American Capture Ordeal

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 3:46 pm | Southern Seabird Solutions

One of the Hauraki Gulf’s iconic black petrels caught by a boat in Ecuador in 2007, has been found alive with its partner at a breeding burrow on Great Barrier Island. Seabird scientist Biz Bell was astonished to find the bird alive. “Despite ... More >>

Commercial fisher recognised for seabird smart invention

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:34 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

The winner of this year’s Seabird Smart Awards began his quest to invent a fishing technique that keeps seabirds safe from fishing hooks over twenty years ago. Dave Kellian, a fisher based out of Leigh, spent many hours in his shed building a prototype ... More >>

Fishing Operators Recognised for Protecting Seabirds

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 8:55 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

The winners of this year’s Seabird Smart Awards are leading the way when it comes to protecting seabirds says Bill Mansfield, the Chair of the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust. More >>

Seabird Smart winners are fishing's sustainable future

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:22 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

"The winners of this year’s Seabird Smart awards are the sustainable future of New Zealand fishing", says Bill Mansfield, the Chair of the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust. The Awards were announced by the Minister of Conservation Hon. Maggie ... More >>

Supporting our other all blacks

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:13 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Commercial and recreational fishers from the Hauraki Gulf gathered in Leigh today with government officials, environmental groups, and iwi to celebrate the return of the black petrel (tāiko) and to sign a pledge to help this threatened species. More >>

Young skipper takes out Hauraki Gulf conservation award

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:52 pm | Southern Seabird Solutions

The Southern Seabird Solutions Trust congratulated Whitianga commercial longline skipper, Adam Clow, on winning the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s prestigious Holdaway Award. More >>

Southern Seabird Solutions Trust Welcomes Royal Patron

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 9:19 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Southern Seabird Solutions Trust is delighted the Prince Of Wales has agreed to become its patron, saying royal endorsement will greatly help efforts to reduce the numbers of seabirds killed or injured in the course of fishing each year. More >>

Workshops Promote Seabird-Smart Fishing Practices

Friday, 17 February 2012, 2:08 pm | Southern Seabird Solutions

The first in a series of national workshops to promote seabird-smart fishing practices have been held in Auckland and Timaru. More >>

Good ideas reeled in for seabird saving competition

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 10:03 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Three northern fishermen have won a national competition for ideas to keep seabirds away from recreational fishing boats and out of harm's way. Aucklander Kevin Eddington won first prize of a charter trip with Geordie Murman on Ocean Ranger out of Leigh ... More >>

Fishing for ideas to keep seabirds safe

Friday, 19 August 2011, 9:59 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Recreational fishers are being asked for effective ways to keep seabirds off hooks and away from boats and baits. More >>

Southern Seabird Solutions Fisherman off to Peru

Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 1:33 pm | Southern Seabird Solutions

Dave Kellian, fisherman, inventor and advocate for sustainable fishing, is going to Peru today to promote what he knows best, seabird friendly fishing methods. More >>

Prince Charles Highlights Royal Albatross Plight

Monday, 7 March 2005, 10:05 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Prince Charles attending event at Taiaroa Head to highlight efforts to reduce albatross deaths in fisheries More >>

Forum launched to save the world’s largest seabird

Wednesday, 16 June 2004, 11:05 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Chile’s Ambassador to New Zealand, Carlos Appelgren, has welcomed international support for a forum that will help South American fishers reduce the mortality of seabirds during fishing operations. More >>

Seabird saver wins Green Ribbon award

Tuesday, 8 June 2004, 8:10 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

The inventor of an underwater bait-setting device that stops seabirds fouling on fishhooks has won an award from the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Fishers To Get Seabird Conservation Video

Friday, 19 December 2003, 10:22 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Fishers in New Zealand and South America are being given copies of a new seabird conservation video which highlights ways to fish without accidentally killing seabirds. More >>

Fishers Exchange Seabird Knowledge

Tuesday, 9 December 2003, 10:48 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

A Chilean fisher is heading home with firsthand experience of seabird-friendly fishing practices in New Zealand. More >>

Funding For French Seabird Initiative

Thursday, 6 November 2003, 5:13 pm | Southern Seabird Solutions

Southern Seabird Solutions is delighted to announce a new initiative that it hopes will help reduce the number of accidental fishing-related seabird deaths in the Southern Ocean. More >>

Funding Boost For Seabird Conservation

Monday, 29 September 2003, 2:37 pm | Southern Seabird Solutions

Southern Seabird Solutions is delighted to announce that it has secured funding for several international seabird conservation projects. More >>

Seabird Training For New Fishers

Monday, 11 August 2003, 11:03 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

The Seafood Industry Training Organisation (SITO) has developed a unit standard to teach trainee fishers about the impact of fishing on seabirds and the importance of using practices to reduce the chances that seabirds will be accidentally caught. More >>

New Zealand Inventors Rise To The Challenge

Thursday, 17 July 2003, 11:30 am | Southern Seabird Solutions

Southern Seabird Solutions is delighted that New Zealand’s number 8 wire approach to solving problems has resulted in six entries in an international seabird competition. More >>