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  • You can use the Project Search Tool below to browse over the staff’s research projects, including their brief summaries, that are currently under way, or planned for the near future and funded under the 5-year Strategic Science Plan (2019-2023). The summaries include, for each project, background information, a work plan, and a progress report, as well as details of its relevance and purpose, external collaborators, duration, and deliverables; also, for existing projects, an update on activities since the previous year’s report.

    This information can also be found on the IATTC-98b-Staff activities and research plan.

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    3 Project(s)
    01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2018
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Estimate the post-release survival of silky sharks captured by longline vessels in the equatorial EPO, using archival tags
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Estimate post-release survival of silky sharks captured by Mexican longline vessels in the eastern tropical Pacific, utilizing a best handling practice, and define boundaries encompassing the probable distribution silky shark pupping areas in the EPO
    01 Jun 2021 - 01 Jun 2023
    Funded
    Objectives:
    • Quantify baseline capture and survival probabilities of mobulid species and identify best practices for handling and release
    • Identify vertical and horizontal habitat use of the species to improve selectivity
    • Quantify the accuracy of onboard observer species identification
    • Characterize population genetic structure and effective population size across the Eastern Pacific for four mobulid species.
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