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An innovative solution to a bycatch problem

From the New Zealand News -- "Fisherman wins prize for slick way to save big birds":

Conservationists believe populations of 22 species of seabirds are declining, including 17 of the 21 species of albatross.

But Alex Aitken, a fisherman for 24 years based at Leigh, has discovered a simple, cheap and effective solution to the problem.



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