10 Sept 2021
SEATTLE – The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is pleased to announce the receipt of funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2021 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP). These funds will support a project entitled “Gear-based approaches to catch protection as a means for minimizing whale depredation in longline fisheries”.
This study seeks to identify potential methods for protecting hook captured fish from whale depredation, and to develop and field-test several simple, low-cost catch-protection designs that can be deployed effectively using current longline fishing techniques.
Descriptions of all BREP projects funded in Fiscal Year 2021 can be found at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/bycatch/2021-funded-bycatch-reduction-engineering-program-projects.
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