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Recent press featuring the Bycatch Consortium

October 23, 2016

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.

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State of Massachusetts presents award to NEAq researchers

June 17, 2016

Story featured in the Boston Globe

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Launch of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

June 9, 2016

See the coverage in the Boston Globe here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/06/07/new-aquarium-centers-promis...

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New publication on baleen whale bycatch

December 12, 2015

The Consortium-sponsored research shows that reducing excess rope strength in fishing gear could cut North Atlantic right whale deaths from entanglements by 72 percent.  

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New map tool for seabirds

December 5, 2015

American Bird Conservancy has launched a website (fisheryandseabird.info) to assist fisheries evaluators and managers to better understand the potential seabirds affected by their fisheries and to reduce bycatch.

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New bycatch publications

June 18, 2015

ICES Journal of Marine Science has published papers as part of a special section on marine mammal-longline depredation and bycatch

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New Consortium research published

December 18, 2014

Study is part of a contribution to the Consortium's research into the potential of whale-safe hooks.

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Bycatch Consortium Featured in The Guardian

August 15, 2014

The Bycatch Consortium was featured in a June 2014 article in The Guardian, An unusual partnership works to make fishing more sustainable. 

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2013 Katerva Ecosystem Conservation Award Winner

June 25, 2014

The Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction has won the 2013 Katerva Ecosystem Conservation Award!    

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Society of Marine Mammology Symposium 2013

January 21, 2014

A collection of tweets from #SMM2013 about fisheries bycatch of marine mammals 

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