Author Archives: Kieran Lawton

The development of integrated weight longline – a proven seabird saver

Bottom longline mainline and snoods

Here Graham Robertson describes the successful development of IW gear in collaboration with Sealord and Fiskevegn. Its a great example of what can be achieved. Graham is Scientific Adviser to Skadia Tech. A typical Norwegian autoliner capable of setting 10,000 hooks per hour The problem Every year up to 300,000 seabirds are hooked and drowned […]

Albatrosses help track illegal fishing

Black-browed albatross returning from sea

Pirate Fishers Skadia Technologies works with fishermen who are hell bent on getting it right, the fishers who fish sustainably and report their catch correctly. They know its the best way to ensure the long-term profitability of the industry and keep consumers on-side. But the ocean is a big place. Fishers doing the right thing […]