We are pleased to announce a webinar on a recently launched project. Andre Punt and Tessa Francis will describe their work developing recommendations to estimate bycatch for the Marine Mammal Protection Act Import Provisions. They will also detail the project goals and process and take questions and comments.
For decades, the U.S. government has fostered practices to estimate and reduce marine mammal bycatch in U.S. fisheries. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Import Provisions, a new rule requiring nations that export fish and fish products to the U.S. to adhere to bycatch standards comparable to those of the U.S. Led by Drs. Punt and Francis, the project has convened a working group that will develop scientific tools to evaluate data sets, methods, and user-friendly software that nations can use to help them adhere to the new rule.
Click here to see our research project page.
Click here to download the project fact sheet.
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Pacific time/4:00 PM Eastern time
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Event number: 791 006 117
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