NOVEMBER LUNCH & LEARN: HOW FISHERMAN ARE HELPING TO SAVE WHALES
Join us for our Lunch & Learn Webinar, “How Fishermen are Helping to Save Whales” with Kim Sawicki! Ropeless fishing has been described as what will likely save North Atlantic Right Whales from extinction. Many whales and other marine species become entangled in vertical ropes that help fishermen locate their pots/traps for retrieval. Kim Sawicki has been researching ropeless fishing gear not only to help save whales, but to help commercial fishermen maintain their livelihoods in the face of regulatory measures by the federal government. Kim will discuss how fishermen are assisting with the research and how their involvement could help save a critically endangered whale species.
The seminar will end with a live Q&A session, but we also recommend that participants to please email any questions you might have that relate to this topic to the MRC’s Nicole Broquet at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6th.
This is a free virtual event, but you must register below to receive the zoom link and login information. If you are unable to register, we will be live streaming it through the MRC’s Facebook page!