[MARMAM] Bycatch Communication Network Newsletter

Emma Bradshaw ejb at bigpond.net.au
Wed Jul 5 19:19:52 PDT 2006

The bycatch communication network newsletter was an initiative of judges
(myself included) from the first WWF SmartGear (www.smartgear.org
<http://www.smartgear.org/> ) competition in February 2005.  The idea
was to produce a newsletter to share developments, projects and issues
on marine bycatch.  There are currently 100 subscribers from 20
countries, the first issue was distributed in April and the second is
due in early August.  Articles from the first issue included:
*         Fishing gear involved in entanglements of right and humpback
whales (US)       
*         Shark oil: solution to longline seabird bycatch? (AUS)

*         Project GLOBAL: global bycatch assessment project (US)

*         North Atlantic Right Whale funding opportunities along the
east coast of the U.S.  
*         Atlantic coast states cooperative planning for right whale
recovery program (US)                                        
*         BirdLife International launches Albatross Task Force (UK)

*         Gulf of Carpentaria Ghost Nets Program (AUS)     
*         Regional fisheries management organisations: their central
role in reducing bycatch on the high seas and need for input from
bycatch specialists (UK)     
*         Techniques to reduce wildlife bycatch in wild fisheries of
Australia: web-linked database (AUS)     
*         The Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction (USA) 
If you would like to subscribe to the mailing list, contribute an
article to the second edition or receive a PDF copy of the first
edition, please email ejb at bigpond.net.au. 
Emma Bradshaw
P: +61 (7) 5514 6021
M: 0416 031 402
P.O. Box 1473
Oxenford, QLD 4210
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