Hookpod; technology to save seabirds and turtles

by Becky in Dartington, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th June 2018 we successfully raised £72,997 with 487 supporters in 10 days

We work to make longline fishing safe for marine wildlife, saving seabirds and potentially turtles from becoming bycatch in tuna fisheries.

by Becky in Dartington, England, United Kingdom

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wvenables 8th June 2018

Having seen and been thrilled by albatrosses in the southern ocean, I would consider it to be a major tragedy if theses magnificent birds were to be lost through human carelessness.

Adrian Litvinoff 8th June 2018

I've been delighted to see the progress of Hookpod since the early stage. Now I want to help achieve a wider impact that will benefit more sea birds and sea turtles too.

Julian Hughes 8th June 2018

Helped with the initial crowdfunder at BirdFair some years ago, as I could see you had the passion and determination to make a difference. And my faith was justified. Very happy to make a further small contribution to an ace conservation project.

eveta 7th June 2018

Thank you for all you do to save the lives of these beautiful creatures. God bless you Eve

Paul Lister 5th June 2018

I first encountered this problem in 2002 when travelling in New Zealand and it is so depressing that the problem persists. Good luck with your initiative.

Edward Jackson 5th June 2018

Hookpod is a gamechanger for oceanic wildlife. Really pleased that you are having such significant breakthroughs with the fishing industries.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

A thank you for helping

A thank you for helping to make the seas safer for seabirds, especially albatrosses, as well as turtles.

£10 or more

44 of 300 claimed

A beautiful hand-illustrated card

A beautiful hand-illustrated, limited edition thank you card, by New Nature contributor Alysia Schueltze.

£25 or more

58 of 500 claimed

A Limited edition collectable enamel pin badge

Wear your pin with pride: A limited edition collectable enamel pin badge, with the Hookpod logo.

£50 or more

45 of 100 claimed

Branded Hookpod 'Fish not Birds' water bottle

Thanks for splashing out! A one-off edition of an environmentally friendly, reusable, branded Hookpod 'Fish not Birds' metal water bottle; reducing one-use plastics and helping stop plastic waste into the oceans. Also comes with a hand-illustrated thank-you card.

£100 or more

23 of 60 claimed

Limited edition 'Hookpod - Fish not Birds' beanie

Hats off to our Supporters! A unique limited edition 'Hookpod - Fish not Birds' beanie in navy blue and white, to keep you warm on those winter days and give you the glow of having helped save albatrosses. Comes with a hand-illustrated thank-you card.

£6,000 or more

Sponsor a complete vessel

Sponsor a complete vessel of your very own. Receive personalised updates from skipper, crew and observers and see first hand pictures as the work you have facilitated takes place. We will get you a framed picture of the vessel and crew holding up your name, company logo or any message you would like! You will receive a certificate of sponsorship along with a thank-you card, pin badge and, of course, one of those special Hookpod beanies.

£1,000 or more

4 of 4 claimed

A copy of illustrated book 'Troubled Waters

For helping to calm troubled waters.... A signed copy of the beautifully illustrated book 'Troubled Waters; trailing the Albatross, an Artist's Journey' by artist Bruce Pearson. A collectors item for the albatross or art lover. Only two available, first come, first served!

£2,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A unique piece of art from wildlife artist John

A unique piece of art from wildlife artist John Gale, famed for his beautiful albatross illustrations. Giclee print on quality photo rag paper - signed and limited to print run of 50. This is number 1 in the series. Image size 40x26.5cm, paper size 52x38cm

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