Archived Events

Right Whales, Right Gear: Finding New Ways to Fish that Avoid Entanglements

June 19, 2018

Fishermen and research scientists are working collaboratively to save whales and fisheries alike, studying solutions that include novel designs for ropes that are strong enough for fishing but weak enough for right whales to release themselves.

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FAO Workshop on Marine Mammal Bycatch Prevention

March 20, 2018 to March 23, 2018

Consortium Scientists attended the FAO Workshop on Means and Methods for Reducing Marine Mammal Mortality in Fishing and Aquaculture Operations

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Overcoming Development, Regulatory and Funding Challenges for Rope-less Fishing in the U.S. and Canada

February 1, 2018

The objectives of the workshop are to (1) discuss the need for and approaches to implementing rope-less fishing to reduce entanglements of large whales in trap/pot fisheries, (2) discuss and develop regulatory pathways to make rope-less fishing legal in the United States and Canada, and (3) discuss strategies to fund two phases of development: demonstration/evaluation and experimental fisheries.  The workshop format will consist of presentations followed by facilitated discussion on the urgent need for rope-less fishing techniques, the current state of development of rope-less fishing, technical development plans, regulatory challenges and solutions, and the funding landscape. 

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Global Assessment of Large Whale Entanglement and Bycatch Reduction in Fishing and Aquaculture Gear

May 22, 2016 to May 26, 2016

World’s leading scientists on whale entanglement prevention talk progress, problems in solving challenge of fishing hazards at international workshop, May 22-26, Portsmouth, NH

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Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium

November 4, 2015 to November 5, 2015

The Bycatch Consortium will be presenting a paper on new rope-less fishing research.

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39th Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum

February 27, 2014 to March 18, 2014

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International Marine Mammal - Longline Bycatch Mitigation Workshop

October 22, 2013 to October 25, 2013

A 2013 workshop to discuss methods to reduce marine mammal bycatch in longline fisheries

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Maine Lobstermen's Association Meetings

March 16, 2012 to March 17, 2012

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