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Fishery Animal Interactions

Understanding interactions between non-target species and fishing operations

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Research and development of bycatch reduction devices.

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Read the recent article in the Christian Science Monotir featuring NEAq researchers and fishermen from the Massachusett's South Shore on our science-industry collaborative project to evaluate hale-release rope for reducing whale entanglements incidence and severity: http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2017/0417/How-a-better-rope-could-h...

As entanglements increase, how a better rope could help save the endangered right whale https://t.co/DNK8m2b50Hhttps://t.co/f42CxUK1bn

Featured Bycatch Species

Corals, Sponges, and Other Benthic Invertebrates

Non-target benthic invertebrates are caught as bycatch in huge volumes, but precise numbers are not available.

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