Further develop and test a promising gillnet gear technology for the reduction of sea turtle bycatch. Project will improve existing design to enhance both usability and impact for leatherback turtles and conduct both controlled and active fishing tests of the gear.
NFWF Grant Profile
Project Title: Developing and Testing Solar-Powered Net Illumination to Reduce Leatherback Sea Turtle Bycatch (FL)
Arizona State University
Field testing in Hutchinson Island, Florida, and Trinidad and Tobago or Baja California, Mexico