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TCI Seminar: Marine Mammal Conservation and Global Fisheries - Are Extinctions Inevitable?

This is a past event.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

WC - Wertheim Conservatory, 130 - Polycom to BBC MSB - 105
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Wertheim Conservatory, Miami, Florida 33199

Dr. Jeremy Kiszka is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist. Over the past 15 years, he has focused on developing methods to investigate the ecology and behavior of tropical marine mammals, and to assess and mitigate their more pressing conservation issues.

In his talk, he will summarize some of the work he has conducted, particularly on assessing and mitigating the impact of fisheries bycatch. Bycatch, or the incidental capture of non-targeted marine species, is the biggest threat to marine ecosystems globally. More than 650,000 marine mammals are caught every year in world's fisheries. Dr. Kiszka will present the results of his research in East Africa on assessing fisheries bycatch from fishermen's knowledge, and in Pakistan using low-cost methods to reduce cetacean bycatch in tuna drift gillnet fisheries.