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.
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.
Award winning baker.
Cheetah Marine is a long established family run business with a very practical approach.
Coastal Nets have proudly supported the fishing fleet for over 30 Years. Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of our commercial fishing equipment.
SML Marine Paints have been supplying the UK’s fishermen and boat owners with quality paints since 2004. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service from the first time you speak to us. Every application can be different so we ensure we provide the best solution tailored to the protection you need, the time you have to complete the job and your budget.  
When Damian first showed us the pictures of the Fishermen of Westbay we were amazed at how he has captured their day - we could almost taste the salty air and smell the ocean. We talk to boat owners and fishermen every day but rarely get to see our customers boats and how they use them. We wish Damian every success with Seabird and would like to say a big thank you to all our customers and the UK’s brave and hard-working fishermen.
South West Crane Hire, your local, long established, family run crane hire company. Look to us for a quick, reliable and safe solution to your lifting needs.
Located in West Bay, the fabulous Station Kitchen restaurant offers high-end dining, in their vintage 1911 train carriage. The carriage was used during WWI as a makeshift hospital carriage, it was used to transport injured British troops back from the Battle of the Somme
Engineering and bespoke fabrication services to local businesses and the general public.
Washingpool Farm is run by three generations of the Eveleigh/Holland family.   Est. in 1971 the business has grown dramatically to now include an award winning farm shop, restaurant, fishing lakes, CL caravan site & two lovely holiday cottages. All situated on a 80 acre working farm that produces its own Devon Ruby Red beef, lamb, pork, eggs and a vast array of fruit, vegetables, flowers and potatoes.
West Country Catch supplies quality fresh fish to restaurants in and around Dorset, Devon and Somerset, we are based in Weymouth a seaside town in Dorset. We source our quality fish from Weymouth and Portland boats as well as from Brixham, Plymouth and Newlyn day boats, we are in constant contact with local fisherman as well as our buyers in Brixham and Cornwall throughout day, which keeps us up to date with what is due to be landed enabling us to provide our customers with some of the finest fish off the coast of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Groves Nurseries is Bridport’s award-winning family run garden centre.  Through six generations they have been growing plants in West Dorset since 1866.  Their Bridport garden centre has everything you need for the garden, a pet shop and a restaurant.  Go to for more information.
More than just fish and chips Longs is a family run business that has two locations, where you can eat in at our restaurants or outside tables or take away traditional fish and chip shop fare, we also make a varied specials menu that changes regularly. 15 King street and 23 west street, Bridport.
SML Marine Paints, The Downs,  South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6DD. Telephone: 01285 862132. Email:  Website:
Sicor International are worldwide manufacturers & suppliers of nets, ropes & twines for fishing, marine & shipping, sports, leisure, agriculture and many industrial applications, please see our website for information
Now approaching its 30th year, O’Three Ltd has grown into an international brand renowned for its high end niche range of neoprene dry suits, wet suits, accessories and incredible detail for customer service.  O’Three is passionate about the sea and is proud to have helped support Damian Bird with bring SEABIRD to print. O’Three Ltd | Osprey Quay | Portland | Dorset | DT5 1BL | | 01305 822820
Davy’s Locker is committed to the under 10 metre fleet in West Bay, believes in sustainable fishing and is proud to sell their catch.
Harbour News, West Bay Tel: 01308 423828
Echomaster Marine Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers and Distributors of Marine Electronics products and Services. Whether buying from one of our approved Dealers around the UK, or directly; you can be assured of a professional level of Sales , Installation and Technical Support at all times. We t ake great care and pride to ensure we continue to meet your expectations and have one of the best customer reputations in the industry. Visit our website , or call us directly on 01261 831644 to discuss your next Electronics project or purchase.
A long established provider of marine insurances for fishing vessels and workboats.
A company you can warm to.
Imex International is a family run business, established more than 35 years who provide high quality live shellfish, sourced directly from fishermen in the UK and surrounding waters, delivering throughout Europe with their own fleet of Vivier lorries.    
Please contact Miguel Rivera on Tel 01423 868000, Mob 07801 695002 or email