Evaluating Alternative Fishing Gear to Reduce Bluefin Tuna Bycatch in the Gulf of Mexico

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations Promotion of Gulf Coast Seafood Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

This cooperative fisheries research project will use five current commercial fishing vessels in three locations around the northern and eastern Gulf of Mexico to evaluate green stick and swordfish buoy gears as potential environmentally-friendly alternatives to the current pelagic longline fishery, potentially maximizing net economic returns in local waters while reducing bycatch of depleted species such as bluefin tuna.

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Project ID: 420
Project Name: Evaluating Alternative Fishing Gear to Reduce Bluefin Tuna Bycatch in the Gulf of Mexico
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 29.27187872
Longitude: -89.35057585
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, LA
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Promotion of Gulf Coast Seafood
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2013
Implementing Organization: Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Pages/projectlist.aspx
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 479629
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 379629
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 100000