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Dr. Greg Ruggerone co-authored a recent publication in Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science: Volcanic ash deposition, eelgrass beds, and inshore habitat loss from the 1920s to the 1990s at Chignik, Alaska. Find the free, online version of this paper...
Joan Drinkwin prepared a derelict fishing gear location guidance document for the Global Ghost Gear Initiative. This document contains a general overview of the methodologies used globally to locate lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear in the marine environment....
The Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation (BSFRF) is a nonprofit, industry funded cooperative research organization which conducts and supports a variety of projects focusing on commercially important crab species. NRC provides direct oversight of research...
Associate Partner, Joan Drinkwin, was named to the Steering Committee of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative at its annual meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2017.
NRC Associate, Joan Drinkwin, is leading a project to test marking and tracking technologies on Fish Aggregation Devices in Vanuatu, Pacific Islands. She is working collaboratively with the Vanuatu Fisheries Department and the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to identify...
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July 8, 2020: Fisheries and Oceans Canada announces 26 recipients of $8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of “ghost” fishing gear – MarketsBusinessInsider.com
August 2019: Old nets kill marine life every year, but the Army is diving to the rescue. Hundreds of derelict nets are tangled deep in Puget Sound, threatening delicate marine habitat. So Washington Department of Natural Resources officials enlisted the Army’s deep-sea dive team for help.
April 2019: Greg Ruggerone was a plenary speaker at the 2019 General Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Greg’s presentation was titled: Pink Salmon Impacts on the North Pacific Ecosystem, Including Southern Resident Killer Whales. Click here to link to the presentation abstract.
February 2019: National and international newspapers feature an article highlighting the recently published research by Greg Ruggerone and coauthors on the link between pink salmon abundance and Orca birth and mortality patterns.
June 2018: A successful derelict crab pot removal project conducted by NRC and NWSF was reported in the Skagit Valley Herald and posted on their website goskagit.com. Over 455 lost pots were removed from around Anacortes and over 434 crab saved!
April 2018: A new article published in Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, reports that, contrary to most media reports, the total abundance of Pacific salmon is at record high levels, and Pink, Chum, and Sockeye salmon have been more abundant during the past 25 years than any time since 1925.