Filed in Marine Biology
on August 29, 2012 with no comments
NOAA Fisheries Service recently announced that it has awarded 14 grants worth nearly 2.5 million dollars under the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).
All grants from the BREP support critical research and development of new methods to prevent and reduce bycatch. The new grants cover many speices, including seabirds, whales, sharks and more.
You can read more about bycatch and the recently awarded grants here: Funding Innovative Research and Partnerships to Reduce Bycatch.
Loggerhead Turtle escaping a net equipped with turtle excluder device (TED). Photo credit: NOAA.
Copyright © 2012 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.
About the Author
is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is also a PADI diver and dog lover.