You can use the Project Search Tool below to browse over the staff’s research projects, including their brief summaries, that are currently under way, or planned for the near future and funded under the 5-year Strategic Science Plan (2019-2023). The summaries include, for each project, background information, a work plan, and a progress report, as well as details of its relevance and purpose, external collaborators, duration, and deliverables; also, for existing projects, an update on activities since the previous year’s report.
This information can also be found on the IATTC-98b-Staff activities and research plan.
4 Project(s)M.1.a - Evaluate the effect of the depth of non-entangling FADs on catches of tunas and bycatches of other species in the purse-seine fishery01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2018FundedObjectives:
Evaluate the performance of shallow non-entangling versus normal depth FADs in the EPO purse-seine fishery, with an emphasis on the tuna and non-tuna species catch composition; seeking a practical solution to reduce fishing mortality on small undesirable sizes of bigeye01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jun 2020FundedObjectives:
Reduce bycatches of small fishes (tunas and others) in purse-seine sets01 Jan 2020 - 01 Dec 2023FundedObjectives:
Reduce bycatches of small yellowfin in purse-seine sets.01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021FundedObjectives:
Develop and test bycatch release devices in tuna purse seiners to improve post release survival, handling and release of sensitive key bycatch species, with particular emphasis on sharks