Project to reduce the number of seabirds caught in fishing wires

The grant will be used to reduce the low number of collisions that occur between seabirds and the cables used to tow trawl nets. Credit: Kevin Cole/CC BY 2.0

Australia’s South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association Limited (SETFIA) is to receive a government grant of up to $356,840 for a project to reduce the number of seabirds caught by wires on trawl fishing vessels.

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