Navigation Links
WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition
Date:1/27/2009

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2009 Designed to inspire innovative ideas for environmentally-friendly fishing gear, World Wildlife Fund launched the 4th International Smart Gear Competition with a call for new designs for fishing devices that reduce bycatchthe capture of unintended species in fishing gear. The competition is open to anyone and carries with it the chance to win $57,500 in prizes.

"Bycatch is one of the greatest and most pervasive threats to sharks, sea turtles, fish and marine mammals that live in the oceans," said Bill Fox, WWF's vice president of fisheries. "The Smart Gear Competition has proven effective in galvanizing creative thinkers from around the world to develop innovative devices that enable fishermen to fish more sustainably."

Each year, millions of tons of fish are caught as unwanted bycatch, many of which are discarded back into the sea, often dead or dying. Every year, more than four million sharks, billfish, sea turtles, marine mammals and seabirds are caught on longlines in the Pacific Ocean alone. In announcing the competition, WWF officials said they are searching for real-world fishing solutions that allow fishermen to fish 'smarter' able to better target their intended catch while safeguarding the dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life often caught unintentionally.

"Smart Gear represents a unique collaboration among conservationists, fishermen and scientists in support of more sustainable fishing practices," Fox said.

The competition is open to eligible entrants from any profession, including fishermen, professional gear manufacturers, teachers, students, engineers, scientists and backyard inventors, offering anyone a chance to win. The winner is determined by a panel of judges that includes fishermen, researchers, engineers and fisheries managers from all over the world.

The winning designer will receive a $30,000 grand prize. There will also be two $10,000 runner-up prizes a
'/>"/>

Contact: Erika Viltz
erika.viltz@wwfus.org
202-778-9542
World Wildlife Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NHGRI seeks DNA sequencing technologies fit for routine laboratory and medical use
2. Multithreaded supercomputer seeks software for data-intensive computing
3. Tooth Bank seeks milk teeth from 100,000 children
4. Worlds largest investor coalition seeks further disclosure on climate change and shareholder value
5. Cornell researcher seeks clues to how tuberculosis infects cells
6. Trial seeks genetic fingerprint for predicting drug effectiveness
7. New research seeks to enhance quality and security of wireless telemedicine
8. Developer of advanced computing memory, father of biochemical engineering, and innovative engineering educators win highest engineering honors of 2009
9. These shells dont clam up: Innovative technique to record human impact on coastal waters
10. These shells dont clam up: Innovative technique to record human impact on coastal waters
11. Personalized medicine: Innovative online journal leads the way
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2015)... According to a ... Product (Cards and Readers, Biometrics, Controllers, Management Software), ... Healthcare, Education) and By Geography - Global Forecast and Analysis to ... Control Market is expected to reach $10.4 ... of 10.6% between 2014 and 2020. ...
(Date:2/9/2015)...  Lintec of America recently announced an exclusive license ... macrostructures, including sheets, yarns and ribbons, developed at the ... the vast industrial resources of the global Lintec Group, ... of America is forming the Nano-Science and Technology Center ... on scaling up the manufacturing and commercialization of nano ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... , Feb. 5, 2015  Marken is starting ... company and has launched a new marketing campaign to ... Organization (CLO).  The new campaign focuses on First ... protocol and shipments. The first headline in ... aligns Marken,s priorities with its client,s priorities. Marken recognizes ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 2Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 3Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 4Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 2Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 3Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 4Marken Launches New Patient-Centric Campaign 2
... Maine Toxicity (GOMTOX) project issued an outlook for a significant ... tides, in the spring and summer of this year, potentially ... seed population in bottom sediments has set the stage for ... This organism swims in the water, and divides again and ...
... Bacteria in Cattle Manure May Survive Composting ... may actually survive the composting process. Researchers from Agriculture ... of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology ... and persist for long periods in the final product. ...
... The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound ... ones that aerate it with their burrows, according to a ... that flying birds and bats live longer than earthbound animals ... candidates in anthropology, decided to take a closer look at ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers issue outlook for a significant New England 'red tide' in 2010 2Researchers issue outlook for a significant New England 'red tide' in 2010 3Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology 2Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology 3Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology 4Tree-dwelling mammals climb to the heights of longevity 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... 4, 2015 Launched by ... in December 2011, ,SARAH, - the ... microspheres versus sorafenib in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has ...   SARAH, a large French study of ... or HCC) has completed patient enrolment, exceeding its 400-patient ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... DIEGO , March 3, 2015  Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. ... Barclays 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in Miami, FL ... a.m. PT. David A. Ramsay , Chief Financial Officer, ... be webcast through the "Investors" section of Halozyme,s corporate website ... available for 90 days following the event. To access the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Mar. 03, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Gene Therapy Market, 2015 - 2025" report ... Market, 2015-2025" report provides an extensive study on the ... has been carried out in this field for over ... (four available in Asian markets; one approved in the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... Inc. to their international sales network. The business ... dissolution technology to Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, exclusively through ... served as one of Canada’s premiere manufacturing representative ... both the municipal water and wastewater markets. More ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Treatment of Primary Liver Cancer: SARAH Study Completes Enrolment, Results Expected Late 2016 2Treatment of Primary Liver Cancer: SARAH Study Completes Enrolment, Results Expected Late 2016 3Treatment of Primary Liver Cancer: SARAH Study Completes Enrolment, Results Expected Late 2016 4Treatment of Primary Liver Cancer: SARAH Study Completes Enrolment, Results Expected Late 2016 5Halozyme Therapeutics To Present At The Barclays 2015 Global Healthcare Conference 2Global Gene Therapy Market Report 2015-2025 - Extensive Study on the Marketed and Pipeline Gene Therapies 2Global Gene Therapy Market Report 2015-2025 - Extensive Study on the Marketed and Pipeline Gene Therapies 3Global Gene Therapy Market Report 2015-2025 - Extensive Study on the Marketed and Pipeline Gene Therapies 4Global Gene Therapy Market Report 2015-2025 - Extensive Study on the Marketed and Pipeline Gene Therapies 5Global Gene Therapy Market Report 2015-2025 - Extensive Study on the Marketed and Pipeline Gene Therapies 6Global Gene Therapy Market Report 2015-2025 - Extensive Study on the Marketed and Pipeline Gene Therapies 7BlueInGreen® Continues Canadian Expansion, Partners with Resource Systems Inc. 2
... Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. ... the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the ... that the Company has entered into a debt for equity ... Flavin , Ph.D.  Under the terms of the agreement, the ...
... LONDON , July 22, 2010 ... discovery and development, is,pleased to announce that it has augmented the strength ... DeCherney and Munir,Pirmohamed . With their extensive clinical, healthcare, and ... , , ...
... , July 21 Responding to a lack of voter ... bio-medical pioneer and mega-entrepreneur, today announced his intention to conduct a write-in ... , ... of Bioheart Inc., a biotechnology company, and owner of Leonhardt Vineyards ( ...
Cached Biology Technology:Advanced Life Sciences CEO Acquires $2 Million of Common Stock Through Debt for Equity Exchange 2Advanced Life Sciences CEO Acquires $2 Million of Common Stock Through Debt for Equity Exchange 3London Genetics Expands its Senior Advisory Team 2London Genetics Expands its Senior Advisory Team 3London Genetics Expands its Senior Advisory Team 4Howard J. Leonhardt Announces Candidacy for Governor of California 2Howard J. Leonhardt Announces Candidacy for Governor of California 3Howard J. Leonhardt Announces Candidacy for Governor of California 4
Excellent safety and durability., Remote control can be easily operated in your hand., Constant voltage control with 2 sets of terminals., Precise and durable circuit design. ...
Gel Loading Buffer contains a precipitant to ensure that the samples sink into the wells and a tracking dye to allow the user to follow the progress of electrophoresis....
Rabbit anti Xanthine Oxidase Xanthine Oxidase, Bovine Buttermilk...
Mouse polyclonal antibody to QPRT - quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase (nicotinate-nucleotide pyrophosphorylase (carboxylating))...
Biology Products: