NOAA Awards Grants to Support Bycatch Reduction

Written by on August 29, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law

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).

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.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp 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 and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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