Fishing trawlers can play an important role in rescuing waterfowl

The filbird bird of the albatross breed derives its food from fishing boats. Photo: File

London: Scientists say fishing boats and large trawlers could play a key role in the survival of waterfowl by providing food in the middle of the ocean. In addition, experts can add information about the habitat, migration and conservation of rare birds.

A team of international experts and University College Cork jointly using rare seabird tracking technology say small and large fishing boats can tell where these birds end up for their food and how Can be protected.

Among them is the filmbird, a relative of the albatross bird, which flies hundreds of kilometers in a few days and fills its stomach and returns home. Their tracking shows that half the number of fishermen go to boats and trawlers. There, those who escape from the nets eat seaweed or bye-catch.

Research has shown that filmmakers in the UK and Ireland spend most of their time on these fishing boats. These birds are fast becoming extinct and need to be saved. New research will help save them. Often these birds fall into the hunting trap and die.

Then looking for the birds can help in planning the coastal development itself. For example, if the flight path of a filler and other birds is known, then a beach turbine can be installed in a place where their life is not endangered.

These birds then die from oil spills and plastic contamination, and still do the work of a commercial trawler. These birds get entangled in long rows of nets and cannot get out.

However, experts have stressed that their homes are located in the hills and rocks on the coast and this place must be protected first.

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