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Stephanie Winnard

Stephanie Winnard

Cambridge, UK

Albatross Task Force Project Officer

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Published on Aug 01, 2017

Our first results are in from Brazil- and they look promising!

Since late May we have been testing Hookpods and ProGlow lights in the Brazilian pelagic longline fleet. The specific objectives of our project included comparing the catch rate of target fish spec...

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Published on May 31, 2017

Hookpod testing well underway

Since the last update when the hookpods and ProGlow LED lights were on their way to Brazil, we have made considerable progress. It took much longer than expected to get the materials out of Brazili...

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Published on Nov 30, 2016

A Christmas delivery of seabird saving devices

Since we successfully got our funding back in August, thanks to our amazing backers, hookpod have been busy manufacturing 3000 units ready to ship to Brazil for use in our trials. These are now com...

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Published on Sep 02, 2016

Results of albatross competition

Hi everyone, Our crowdfunding project has now come to an end, and we raised a massive $9562 for our Hookpod project. Thank you so much for your contributions; we can't wait to get the project start...

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Published on Aug 06, 2016

Can you donate just $1 for albatross??

Thank you so much to our backers so far, we really have been amazed by your generosity. However we are only at 51% funded so we still need your help. This project is part of the seabird challenge, ...

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Published on Aug 05, 2016

Introducing Projeto Albatroz

Who are we?Projeto Albatroz is a non-governmental organization started in 1991,  that aims to reduce the unintentional capture by fisheries of albatrosses and petrels, that is threatening seabirds ...

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Thanks Mike!
Aug 03, 2017
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Hi Denny, The first thing to do is get proof through experimentation that the technique works, and then to get it recognised as a Best Practice technique (which is what ACAP do). With all of our work the bulk is getting measures accepted into the fishery. In this case we are working with one of the most experienced captains who has the respect of the other fishermen. If he likes them then the other vessels will know about it. We have also given a smaller number of Hookpods to two other vessels, so they can also try them out. We hope this will begin to spread the word about the Hookpod and ProGlows to other vessels, and our teams do a lot of work in ports to visit fishers to show them these techniques. Having buy in from the fishing industry is essential is getting new measures adopted by the fleet.
Aug 03, 2017
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thanks Gill!
Aug 03, 2017
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thanks Dave. We are grateful to all our backers for funding this important project. Without you guys we couldn't have even started it.
May 31, 2017
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thanks Mike. Happy New Year!
Jan 20, 2017
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thank you! :)
Dec 05, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Hi Gill, it was good to meet you too. That is very kind of you, more funds are always gratefully received as we have lots of projects ongoing. Would you like to send me an email to discuss further? stephanie.winnard@rspb.org.uk Thanks!
Dec 05, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Yes Bob, I should have mentioned that fishermen use lights to attract fish to the hooks.
Dec 01, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thank you Katerina
Dec 01, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thanks Dave!
Dec 01, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thank you Andy, and thanks for your donation!
Aug 10, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Thank you Johannes. Well done on getting so many backers for your project too. It was a close run thing.
Aug 10, 2016
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