Save the Albatross

Antarctica

AKP Project Since 2010

Category:

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AKP saves these magnificent birds from needless slaughter

Overview

Save the Albatross, a global campaign of Birdlife International, is devoted to helping save the albatross and other seabirds from becoming accidently tangled in deep sea fishing lines, and dying needlessly. With support from AKP, Birdlife International and Fishtek Ltd. are working to develop a hook pod, a reusable device that surrounds baited hooks from the time they are deployed until they sink too deep for albatrosses to reach, when it opens to expose the bait to fish. These devices have already proven effective in at-sea trials in saving albatrosses and other large seabirds.

Visit this Project

Guests travelling on Luxury Expedition Cruises Classic Antarctica and Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands can learn more about the need for effective mitigation to solve the seabird bycatch problem and witness wandering albatross in their natural habitat.