Seabird
Damian Bird
Pete ‘the Worm’ Newton and Jack Woolmington Chapter 1 David Sales Chapter 2 Mark Cornwell Chapter 3 Donald Johnson Chapter 4 Ted Hook Chapter 5 Jamie Smith Chapter 6 Aubrey Banfield Chapter 7 John Worswick Chapter 8 Stephen Elsworth Chapter 9
“You can almost smell the ocean and hear the gulls as Damian Bird provides up close images and personal stories of Britain’s coastal fishermen.” Robert Young-Pelton. Canadian-American author, journalist and documentary filmmaker.
“Great work! Very best wishes and congratulations on a splendid achievement. A rare and excellent example of good old fashioned photojournalism! It's like Hemingway meets Salgado on the English Channel.” James Brabazon. British documentary filmmaker, journalist, and author.
“Congratulations! Very nice!” Ami Vitale. American photojournalist, Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer.
“Congratulations, this is awesome!!” David James. Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise’s specialist film-stills photographer.
“This looks absolutely beautiful! …and a huge congrats!” Catherine Karnow. National Geographic photographer
With enormous thanks to our sponsors:
The multi award winning Riverside Restaurant has been a feature of West Bay for over 50 years and is still providing some of the best cooked seafood in the area.  Being staunch supporters of sustainable fishing and our local fisherman we are very proud to be supporting Seabird and wish Damian Bird every success.
Harbour News, West Bay Tel: 01308 423828
GT Products have been around since 1999.  Today we service many industries but started very small, working with pot fishermen, designing, manufacturing and sourcing the materials they needed to improve their gear.   We have been keen to promote conservation in pot fishing, making V notchers, escape rectangles and inexpensive size gauges. We still do this but we have expanded to include USA techniques  of trap making, adapting them for our species and providing successful alternatives to traditional pot construction.