An initiative to provide training exchanges in seabird mitigation was trialled in 2004. The aim was to provide a placement for a fisher from a Latin American county on board a vessel operating in the New Zealand fishery, which had a proven record of seabird-friendly fishing techniques. The report documents the process and outcomes of the first exchange to occur, which was for the placement of a Chilean skipper, Luis Uribe - a swordfish fisher from working in the Southern Chilean artisanal fleet - on board a the Sanford vessel San Aotea II, using demersal longline methods to fish for ling and other species.
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