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Posts Tagged ‘BycatchProject’

Tuna Sustainability Coalition to Hold ‘Skipper Workshops’ in Korea and Taiwan

February 13, 2014

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation shares best practices with local skippers and fishers

Shark bycatch and post-release survival

February 10, 2014 shark2.10.14

The ISSF Bycatch Project sponsored a study to look at the post release survival rates of juvenile silky sharks incidentally captured in purse seine nets when fishing for tuna around drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs)

Sharks in Purse Seine Fisheries

September 8, 2013 Silky shark entangled in the underwater netting of a FAD

Researchers have identified three main issues related to purse seine fisheries.

Mapping an escape route

August 6, 2013 Behavior in net

#BycatchProject moves forward with efforts to test bycatch escape panels in purse seine nets.

Protecting sharks from drifting netting

July 13, 2013

New study puts numbers to an alarming problem & offers an effective solution.

Researchers Study Behavior of Fish & Sharks for Breakthrough in Bycatch Prevention

May 21, 2013 IMG_0018

#BycatchProject cruises again In world’s most productive tuna fishing grounds

Cape Finisterre Makes a Stop

June 13, 2012

No down time for the researchers and crew.

Working in the Southern Tokelau Zone

May 29, 2012 Underwater school 1

David Itano gives us a look into the work being done aboard the Cape Finisterre, which is in it’s first week of bycatch research in the Pacific.

Studying life after release for sharks

April 11, 2012 Simoun

Sharks get stressed too, which is why PhD student Corey Eddy has been studying the physiological response of sharks after being released from a tuna net as part of the ISSF’s #BycatchProject.

ISSF #BycatchProject Continues with Indian Ocean Research Cruise

April 3, 2012 Torre Giulia stern

Another installment of the #BycatchProject launched today off of the coast of the Seychelles. Marine scientist, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, leads a team of three other scientists aboard the Indian Ocean research cruise to test new scientific methods and techniques to improve tuna sustainability.

Bycatch in Tuna Fisheries

September 21, 2011 silkyshark

An ISSF newsletter all about bycatch.

Scientists Go Underwater

June 1, 2011 Tuna2

Team puts remote operated vessel to test & gets up close with sharks and turtles.


May 25, 2011 Tuna2

We should be arriving tonight at an area north of the equator where we have a considerable number of mature FADs, these are objects we had placed at-sea during a previous cruise.

Headed for Our First FAD

May 18, 2011 Tuna2

It is a good feeling for this scientific cruise to finally be underway, following several months of planning and preparations. All aboard are excited about participating in this cruise, and the scientific team, Captain of the Yolanda L (Ricardo Diaz), and all crew are interacting and working well together.


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