Catch fish, not birds


A quarter of the world’s seabird species breed in New Zealand – more than anywhere else on Earth.


They naturally flock around fishing vessels – which can be fatal – getting tangled in the nets or getting hit by trawl cables.


A new campaign wants to change that.


In a bid to prevent those deaths the Southern Seabirds Solution Trust has set up a campaign called Catch Fish not Birds – which includes giving bait buckets to recreational fishers printed with pictures and messaging to help fishers avoid catching birds and safely release birds if they are caught.


Catch fish, not birds
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