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Webinar: An evaluation of international policies and local management strategies to mitigate cetacean bycatch in data-limited fisheries
Monday, 11 January 2021, 12:00
Monday, January 11, 2021. 12:00 PM. Webinar: An evaluation of international policies and local management strategies to mitigate cetacean bycatch in data-limited fisheries. Gregg Verutes, University of Santiago de Compostela. Sponsored by NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series. More information here.
Sustainable development planning in today's blue economy relies on spatial explicit information and dynamic ocean management to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services (nature's contribution to people). However, when working in developing countries or at local scales these
data are often inaccessible, of low quality, or dispersed among multiple sources. Here, we discuss a review of international policies to protect marine mammals and the development of a GIS-based risk assessment tool, with the unifying goal of making better use of available data and reducing fisheries bycatch, the unintended capture of non-target species.