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Meeting of the Global Think Tank - Reviewing regional pilot activities and continued work on technical publication
Los Angeles, 24-26 October 2017. Participants of the Global Think Tank (GloTT) under the Common Oceans ABNJ Project for Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation (OPP), gathered for a three-day meeting in Marina del Ray, Los Angeles for the second full meeting of the think tank. The...
Silicon Valley comes to the Indian Ocean - the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission and partners collaborate on a cutting edge monitoring and reporting system
Cape Town, South Africa 25-27 October 2017. The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's (IOTC) hosted a workshop in Cape Town to present its proposed electronic monitoring and reporting information system – called e-MARIS, and to provide an opportunity for experts to discuss and assess its features. The...
The Caribbean Billfish Project in Grenada – with circle hook trials and the launch of the Grenada Game Fishing Association on the agenda
Grenada, 25-29 September 2017. Roy Bealey, coordinator of the Caribbean Billfish Project under the Common Oceans ABNJ Ocean Partnership Project, travelled to Grenada to finalize discussions regarding planned fishing trials developed for the Caribbean. While in Grenada, opportunity was also given to participate in the official...
Caribbean shark fisheries experts work towards development of regional plan of action for the conservation and management of sharks and rays
October 23, 2017, Bridgetown, Barbados: Shark and ray fisheries and conservation experts, as well as fisheries officers, from 15 Caribbean countries met here last week to discuss the status of the shark and ray populations in the Western Central Atlantic. During the meeting they also worked on a Regional Plan...
Tuna-RFMOs join efforts to improve FAD management
Madrid, Spain – 19-21 April 2017. Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), floating devices either anchored or drifting, are used to attract fish species that assemble near objects that float. While FADs attract species of interest, they also attract the attention of non-targeted marine life. Tropical tuna purse seine fisheries have been...
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