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Archive: Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock

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Craig Heberer

As estimated 3,600 foreign tuna longline vessels fish in the productive waters of the western and central Pacific Ocean. They harvest thousands of tons of yellowfin and bigeye tuna destined for markets and restaurants around the world. Less than 1 to 2 percent of these vessels are actively monitored by fisheries observers, creating significant data gaps for sustainable management of target and non-target catch, including sharks, turtles, and seabirds. Craig Heberer, deputy director of the Nature Conservancy’s Indo-Pacific Tuna Program, will discuss how the organization has partnered with Pacific Island nations, the fishing industry and regional science and management agencies to use electronic monitoring technology to provide consumers with confidence that the fish on their plates was caught legally, sustainably, and without slave labor.

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Archived Event Information

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
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