[MARMAM] Bycatch Reduction Techniques Database

Bycatch Bycatch at neaq.org
Tue Jun 26 07:31:44 PDT 2012



If you are active or interested in fisheries bycatch mitigation you will
probably appreciate knowing about the Bycatch Reduction Techniques
Database. Maintained by the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction
based at the New England Aquarium, the database resides at 
www.bycatch.org and is a searchable collection of references and
summaries of over 150 bycatch reduction studies. The database was set up
as a clearinghouse of information on bycatch reduction research,
focusing in particular on endangered species such as marine mammals,
seabirds, sea turtles, sharks, and other groups. Users can search for
bycatch reduction techniques by species of interest, fishing gear, or
mitigation technique, view summaries about the effectiveness of methods
for reducing bycatch and maintaining target catches, or consult the
glossary of bycatch reduction techniques.


In order to keep the database as up-to-date as possible, we designed the
website so that registered users can upload references using templates
that make the process quick and easy. Many find the database very useful
to their research or management applications, which is greatly enhanced
to the degree that the database captures, as comprehensively as
possible, the full body of bycatch reduction research studies. 


If you find that your bycatch papers are not yet part of this database
or you know of other studies that should be added, we invite you to go
to the website, register, and then add them. By contributing to the
database, you help maintain a resource that is useful for your own
research interest, and help ensure that scientists, fishermen, and
fisheries managers all over the world have access to the most up-to-date
research on bycatch reduction techniques. 


If you have questions or comments, please contact bycatch at neaq.org. We
welcome your contributions, and feedback on the database or the website


Thank you for your interest,


Kate McClellan


Assistant Scientist

Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction 

John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory

New England Aquarium

Central Wharf, Boston MA 02110



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