NMFS Institutes More Swordfish Research Off Florida, Praised by EDF
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 15, 2017
Dr. David Kerstetter of Nova Southeastern University will receive an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct research in the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area. Dr. Kerstetter will be working alongside Atlantic swordfish fishermen in an effort to “improve understanding of encounter rates of juvenile swordfish and species like sharks, bullfishes and sea turtles in order to find the best ways to reduce their mortality.”
According to Katie Westfall, senior manager of highly migratory species advocacy for ...
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