Underwater Cameras Tackle Fishing Gear Interactions, Entanglements
One of the tough realities of commercial fishing is that fishermen and seals sometimes compete for the same fish. And when they do, interactions between the animals and fishing nets can occur, leaving fishermen with ruined catches and damaged fishing gear, and seals with the possibility of lethal entanglements.
To come up with new ways to prevent such interactions between marine animals and fisheries, ocean scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Center for Coastal Studies are working with local fishermen on Cape Cod to understand...
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