News Bycatch

Boo! ‘Scarybird’, the scarecrow of the seas,...

Fri, 23/07/2021

This easy-to-use equipment is a resounding success.

Thousands of sharks and sea turtles fall victim...

Tue, 29/06/2021

Thousands of sea turtles, seabirds, marine mammals, and sharks and rays fall victim to

The Tristan Albatross flies vast distances in search of food, putting it at risk from international fishing fleets © Oli Yates

Tristan Albatross falling through gaps in...

Tue, 22/06/2021
With a new protected area and a campaign to remove invasive mice, there have been many recent advances in the conservation of this Critically Endangered albatross. But our work isn’t over yet. Discover the measures in place to safeguard the species – and the gaps that still need to be filled.
Thunderbird, la star de notre histoire, est une tortue caouanne © Miquel Gomila

La triste histoire de la tortue de mer dénommée,...

Wed, 16/06/2021
Le voyage épique de 6 000 km, de l'Espagne au Sénégal, d'une tortue caouanne révèle certaines des principales menaces qui pèsent sur les tortues de mer. Six des sept tortues de mer sont classées comme vulnérables, en danger ou en danger critique d'extinction sur la liste rouge de l'UICN.
Thunderbird, the star of our story, is a loggerhead sea turtle © Miquel Gomila

The sad tale of Thunderbird the Sea Turtle

Tue, 15/06/2021
An epic trip of 6,000 km, from Spain to Senegal, of a loggerhead turtle reveals some of the major threats to sea turtles. Six out of the seven sea turtles are classified as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

EU Seabird Bycatch Action Plan – Good intentions...

Thu, 10/06/2021

Bycatch is one of the most significant threats to seabirds globally.

Alvidas Kazlauskas © Julius Morkunas

Fish Tales – Episode 6: Alvidas and Viktoras...

Mon, 01/02/2021

Being a fisher and caring for nature in Lithuania

 
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Endangered) in courtship display © Ben Dilley

Namibian fishery reduces seabird deaths by 98%

Thu, 07/01/2021
After over a decade of work with the country’s fishing industry, the Albatross Task Force in Namibia are celebrating a major conservation success. A new paper shows that seabird deaths in the Namibian demersal longline fishery have been reduced by 98%, which equates to 22,000 birds saved every year.

Protecting shearwaters on land and at sea: a...

Mon, 16/11/2020

LIFE PanPuffinus started September and this is welcome news for some of the mo

An Open Letter from Scientists: EMFF

Mon, 02/11/2020

[If you're a scientist and would like to sign the letter, please scroll to

Turtle Day: Shining the Spotlight on West Africa’...

Fri, 22/05/2020
Poaching, accidental catches, pollution, plastics, infrastructure... At sea and on land, sea turtles face many threats. Celebration of the World Turtle Day on May 23 each year, reminds us the importance of protecting these wonderful creatures.

BirdLife position paper: EU Fisheries Control...

Fri, 08/05/2020

Sensitive species such as seabirds, marine mammals, and sea turtles forage in highly pr

The "looming-eyes buoy" is currently being trialled in Estonia © Andres Kalamees

This bizarre floating gadget could save seabirds...

Thu, 26/03/2020
Many seabirds meet their end accidentally tangled in fishing nets. In a brand new approach to this problem, our Partners are studying the way seabirds detect predators, in a bid to use the same techniques to keep them away from netting.
Fish Tales - Episode 2: Şevket from Turkey