[MARMAM] New Expert Working Group to Develop Recommendations to Estimate Bycatch for the Marine Mammal Protection Act Import Provisions

Tessa Francis tessa at uw.edu
Thu Apr 26 15:52:41 PDT 2018


To: marmam at lists.uvic.ca

From: Tessa Francis, University of Washington, Ocean Modeling Forum

Cc: Emily Knight (eknight at lenfestocean.org)

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Hello,


The Ocean Modeling Forum and the Lenfest Ocean Program are pleased to
announce the launch of a new working group to develop scientific tools to
assess data sets and methods in order to evaluate the rates and impacts of
bycatch on marine mammal populations. The working group co-chairs are Dr.
André Punt, me (Dr. Tessa Francis), and Dr. Rob Williams. The working group
will meet four times over 2018 and 2019, with its first meeting on May 16 –
May 18 in Seattle, WA. To learn more:

   - download the new project handout here
   <http://www.lenfestocean.org/~/media/assets/2018/04/punt-two-pager-4-9-18.pdf>;
   and
   - visit the Ocean Modeling Forum website here
   <http://oceanmodelingforum.org/working-groups/marine-mammal-bycatch-working-group/>
   .

You can also visit the Lenfest website here
<http://www.lenfestocean.org/en/research-projects/developing-recommendations-to-estimate-bycatch-for-the-marine-mammal-protection-act>.
If you are interested to learn more, please contact me at tessa at uw.edu, or
Emily Knight, Manager, Lenfest Ocean Program, at eknight at lenfestocean.org.

Best,

Tessa

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Tessa Francis, PhD
Managing Director, Ocean Modeling Forum
University of Washington
FSH 308D
1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98195
http://oceanmodelingforum.org/
@oceanmodeling

Lead Ecosystem Ecologist, Puget Sound Institute
University of Washington Tacoma
326 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
p: 206.427.7124   tw: @tessafrancis
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