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This group welcomes those in our marine conservation tech community to collaborate together on challenges related to sustainable fishing practices. Inspired by this thread focusing on minimising the impact of trawling gear on seafloor environments, the Sustainable Fishing Challenges group is a place to share resources, pose challenges, brainstorm creative solutions, and begin collaborative projects.

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News: The Latest in Conservation Tech

WILDLABS Team
Check out this round-up of three of the latest news stories from the conservation tech world.  See more conservation tech news by subscribing to our bi-monthly digest. 

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Download Now: The Technical Difficulties Editorial Series

WILDLABS Team
Our first WILDLABS Editorial Series is now available for download! Read the full Technical Difficulties collection and explore stories of challenges, failures, and lessons learned from the conservation tech community....

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Technical Difficulties: Tracking Thunderbird

Ellie Warren
In her article for the Technical Failures Editorial Series, WILDLABS' Ellie Warren discusses how the loss of one tagged sea turtle represents the wider challenges faced by conservation efforts, and how the collaborative...

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Webinar: Implementing SMART in the Marine Environment

SMART
This webinar from SMART will provide examples of SMART's marine applications via several diverse case studies, and share exciting new SMART developments on the horizon in the coming year, including targeted integrations...

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Announcing the 2021 CLP Team Award Winners

Conservation Leadership Programme
Our friends at the Conservation Leadership Programme are proud to announce their 2021 CLP Team Award recipients! We'll be featuring interviews with some CLP winners about their projects, the technology they're using,...

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Recent articles/resources

Hi all, Just some things I've come across on Twitter or through Wildlabs that weren't in a thread yet, for everyone's reference! https://fiscot.org/the-role-of-...

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Sea turtle monitoring

Hello everyone. I would like to know if anyone has suggestions on techniques to monitor sea turtles in areas where the density might be low and the sites are hard to access...

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Hi Evelyn

 

Not sure if you've come across this paper about green turtles in Turks and Caicos

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00690/full

Hi Evelyn,

I learned of the torsooi database to collect sea turtle data. The database per se may not be that interesting as an asnwer to your question but I know they have developed software that recognizes individual sea turtles based on pictures of their heads. The pattern of the head segments allows this.

If you manage to make pictures remotely, by land-based cameras or drones or whatever, this may help monitoring the individuals.

In my humble and non-expert opinion, this software has the potential to do away with metal tags.

cheers

Frank

Hey Evelyn,

 

I work on building self-powered buoys that collect various sensor data (sea surface and sub-surface) that can be sent back to mainland over cellular/satellite comms. Are these nesting sites close to shore or are they relatively far out at sea?

 

Best,

Aadu

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Using AIS Data to Investigate the World’s Fishing Ports

Max Schofield
How can remotely monitoring fishing vessels allow us to prevent illegal and unsustainable fishing practices? Check out this blog post from Max Schofield, originally shared on OceanMind, to learn about how AIS (Automated...

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FIS Call for Expressions of Interest (closed)

Fisheries Innovation Scotland
WILDLABS community members are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS) to participate in two research projects involving conservation tech's role in the future of sustainable...

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