ISSF will continue its global series of skipper workshops with a workshop co-hosted by the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of Korea in Busan, Korea on February 14. Another workshop will follow in Taiwan on February 18, conducted in collaboration with the Taiwan Tuna Purse Seiners Association (TTPSA).
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)
Researchers have identified three main issues related to purse seine fisheries.
#BycatchProject moves forward with efforts to test bycatch escape panels in purse seine nets.
New study puts numbers to an alarming problem & offers an effective solution.
#BycatchProject cruises again In world’s most productive tuna fishing grounds
No down time for the researchers and crew.
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.
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.
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.
Team puts remote operated vessel to test & gets up close with sharks and turtles.
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.
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.