Archived Events

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium 2019 Annual Meeting

November 14, 2019 to November 15, 2019

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium's 2019 annual meeting

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Ropeless Consortium 2nd Annual Meeting

November 13, 2019

Second annual meeting for Ropeless Consortium

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Expert Meeting to Develop Technical Guidelines to Reduce Bycatch of Marine Mammals in Fisheries

September 17, 2019 to September 19, 2019

Consortium scientists lead production of UN-FAO technical guidelines to reduce bycatch of marine mammals in capture fisheries. 

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Sustainability in Crisis - Science, Industry and Government Protect Right Whales and Fishing Livelihoods

March 18, 2019

Presentation and panel discussion at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America taking place on March 17-19, 2019 in Boston, MA – USA. 

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North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium 2018 Annual Meeting

November 7, 2018 to November 8, 2018

Annual Meeting

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Ropeless Consortium Meeting

November 6, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting

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Marine Stewardship Council Principle 2 (Environmental Impacts) Workshop, Latin America

October 1, 2018 to October 3, 2018

Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life presents the Global Bycatch Exchange to Latin American fisheries interested in MSC certification.

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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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