NE Groups Honored for Bycatch Reduction Efforts

Photo: Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, CCS Image/NMFS permit #50 CFR 222-310
Photo: Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, CCS Image/NMFS permit #50 CFR 222-310

Fosters.com: Several New England groups are part of a consortium that’s being honored for its efforts to reduce unintended bycatch of species like sea turtles, whales and seals.

The Consortium for Bycatch Reduction has won the Katerva Award in Ecosystem Conservation, which is given to projects that promote sustainability. Among the groups in the consortium are the Maine Lobsterman’s Association, the New England Aquarium and the University of New Hampshire.

Read more about the New England groups being honored for bycatch reduction efforts.