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Bycatch Consortium Director Tim Werner on CBC Radio and NPR's "Here and Now" discussing current Consortium research into technologies for preventing large whale entanglements in fishing ropes.

As entanglements increase, how a better rope could help save the endangered right whale https://t.co/DNK8m2b50Hhttps://t.co/f42CxUK1bn

Featured Bycatch Species

Smalltooth Sawfish

Bycatch is the most serious issue threatening the smalltooth sawfish today (Seitz & Poulakis 2006; NMFS 2009).

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