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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 […]

New Zealand update – April 2020

In October 2019 Skadia Technologies partnered with Altair Fishing, Fisheries Inshore New Zealand, the Ministry of Primary Industries (Fisheries New Zealand), the New Zealand Department of Conservation and the Auckland Zoo Charitable Trust to run a two-stage pilot of the underwater bait setter in the New Zealand longline fishery. Extensive scientific trials have already proven […]

How do we train seabirds not to follow fishing boats?

Fishermen have always had a relationship with seabirds. For thousands of years, fishermen benefited from seabirds. In China and Japan, fishermen worked with cormorants to catch fish. Fishermen in the South Pacific would watch for seabirds on the horizon to guide where they should fish. The sight of birds was always a good omen for […]

Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium highlights the sustainable seafood movement in Japan and beyond

The Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium (TSSS) is an annual event focused on seafood sustainability in Japan and beyond. Its fifth event, TSSS 2019, was held in Tokyo on 7 and 8 November 2019, and Skadia Technologies participated in this event to learn about the Japanese sustainable seafood initiatives and network with local and global stakeholders. […]

FISH 2.0 and engaging investors in sustainable fishing practices

Skadia Technologies and the Underwater Bait Setter was amongst the 40 businesses selected from a pool of 151 applicants to pitch at this year’s Fish 2.0 Global Investors Forum. A vast diversity of business from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Norway, the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S, pitched to a […]