[MARMAM] Competition Announcement - bycatch mitigation research

Lydia Tivenan lydia.tivenan at fishtekmarine.com
Wed Jun 3 02:45:14 PDT 2020


*Competition Announcement - Chance to win marine acoustic equipment for
bycatch mitigation research!*


To celebrate the recent publication, "Assessing the Effects of Banana
Pingers as Bycatch Mitigation Device for Harbour Porpoises *(Phocoena
phocoena)"* by Omeyer et al., 2020, Fishtek Marine in collaboration with
Chelonia LTD are running an exciting competition, for marine mammals
scientists working in bycatch mitigation research.  We are giving away
$8000 of marine acoustic equipment (x2 C-PODs, x1 cycling Banana pinger).


*Who should apply?*


Anyone working with fisheries with the aim of reducing cetacean bycatch and
ideally with the ability to publish scientific research. Applicants should
demonstrate a drive and strategy to achieve a conservation outcome on a
regional scale in the next 3 years. We would also welcome Government
regulators and fisheries authorities looking to comply with the new Marine
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) import provisions to apply.  Preference for
those working in the gill, drift and set net fisheries with cetacean
bycatch issues and those working with Narrow Band High Frequency species
(NBHF) and protected species.

**Deadline for applications 30th June 2020**

Read Omeyer et al., 2020 (open access) paper:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00285/full

For more information about Fishtek Marine and how to apply:
https://www.fishtekmarine.com/competition/

Find out more about Chelonia LTD: https://www.chelonia.co.uk/

Many thanks,

Lydia



*Lydia Tivenan – *Bycatch Mitigation Assistant, Fishtek Marine Ltd.

Unit 1a Webbers Way,

Dartington,

Devon. TQ9 6JY.

United Kingdom.

*t.* +44 (0)1803 225253

*e.* lydia.tivenan at fishtekmarine.com

*w.* http://www.fishtekmarine.com
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