Consortium seeks economist

We are re-issuing our call to hire a consultant economist for a project on ropeless fishing. If interested, please see:

New Consortium-supported research published

May 19, 2017

Jeffry Fasick of University of Tampa and colleagues show North Atlantic right whales perceive their prey using vision at multiple ocean depths.

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Bycatch Consortium members at U.S. West Coast workshop

May 6, 2017

Consortium Director Tim Werner and industry member Patrice McCarron gave invited presentations at a west coast meeting on whale entanglements organized by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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Consortium's whale-release rope research in the CSM

April 27, 2017

Read the recent article in the Christian Science Monitor 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.

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Recent press featuring the Bycatch Consortium

October 23, 2016

Bycatch Consortium Director Tim Werner on CBC Radio and NPR's "Here and Now" discussing current Consortium research into technologies for preventing large whale entanglements in fishing ropes.

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State of Massachusetts presents award to NEAq researchers

June 17, 2016

Story featured in the Boston Globe

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Launch of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

June 9, 2016

See the coverage in the Boston Globe here:

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New publication on baleen whale bycatch

December 12, 2015

The Consortium-sponsored research shows that reducing excess rope strength in fishing gear could cut North Atlantic right whale deaths from entanglements by 72 percent.  

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New map tool for seabirds

December 5, 2015

American Bird Conservancy has launched a website ( to assist fisheries evaluators and managers to better understand the potential seabirds affected by their fisheries and to reduce bycatch.

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New bycatch publications

June 18, 2015

ICES Journal of Marine Science has published papers as part of a special section on marine mammal-longline depredation and bycatch

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New Consortium research published

December 18, 2014

Study is part of a contribution to the Consortium's research into the potential of whale-safe hooks.

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