Project Title: Visual surveys of high-bycatch areas off northern California
Goal or Purpose

This project is a research cruise using an AUV and a drop-camera to survey areas off OR and CA where higher amounts of coral and sponge bycatch have been recorded but where benthic visual surveys have never been conducted. This cruise was originally scheduled in 2012.

Anticipated Management Application(s)  None Defined
Fiscal Funding:
  • FY 2014 @ $60,000

 
Region(s):
  • Pacific Council
Location(s):
  •  None Defined.
Project Type:
  • Bycatch Analysis
Point of Contact: Office of the Point of Contact:
  • NMFS SWFSC
Team Members:
  • Liz Clarke, NWFSC
Project Title: Visual surveys of high-bycatch areas off northern California
Methods/Approach  None Defined
Project Results and Management Outcomes  None Defined

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