GEARNET is currently in full swing! Follow updates on projects at our blog and the latest GEARNET projects in the news. Also, check out a GEARNET instructional video "Trawl Net Dynamics" shot at the flume tank at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canda in the Fall of 2012.
Want to learn more? We are currently organizing dock-side meetings to discuss results from projects that may be of interest to small groups of fishermen. To schedule a meeting, or if you have other questions or comments, contact Erik Chapman @ 603-862-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Cooperative Research Program, GEARNET was formed in 2011 to address the need for an integrated, network approach to fishery gear conservation engineering, and fisheries research in general, for the Northeast region.
Through GEARNET, infrastructure of partnerships have been build that enable network-oriented, sector-specific, fishing gear conservation engineering research. The GEARNET approach is bottom-up and highly collaborative. The findings are being shared with interested parties to promote transfer of knowledge and uptake of effective gear types within the region.
18 NEW PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2013!
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