19 Jun 2020

Inaugural World Albatross Day marked

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 19 June 2020

As the world marks the inaugural World Albatross Day - not all is going well for the birds.

Forest and Bird say four very endangered Antipodean albatross were killed when accidentally caught up by a fishing boat in March.

They say what's particularly concerning is the boat was fishing within the guidelines - showing the standards are not working to protect the species.

Sue Maturin is the Otago Southland regional manager at Forest and Bird.

She speaks to Susie Ferguson.