The Ministry for Primary Industries is reviewing the rules for preventing seabird bycatch in the surface longline fishery.
Some of the species inadvertently captured are already threatened or at risk of extinction. There are proven techniques fishers can use to reduce the number of seabirds caught.
Forest and Bird have a petition you can sign to add your voice to the call for better seabird protection here.
Image: White capped albatross by Sarah Stewart