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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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    10 Project(s)
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Continue regular Bycatch-IDCP program activities required by the Antigua Convention and the AIDCP
    01 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2021
    Funded
    Objectives:
    • Re-write all VB6 computer programs still in use by the IATTC and supported national observer programs in VB.net.
    • Work with national programs to install and test in the local environments, and train national program staff.
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2023
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Develop a comprehensive database of best-available biological and fisheries data to provide key parameters for Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) and ecosystem models
    01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2023
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Develop smart tools for accurately identifying prioritized species
    01 Jun 2022 - 31 Dec 2023
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Explore and develop robust statistical models to investigate and correct the possible bias in tuna catch composition, resulting from data loss during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021.
    01 Mar 2021 - 30 Apr 2023
    Objectives:
    Establish what data EM is capable of collecting aboard longline vessels greater than 20 meters length with as much precision as the observer as for target and nontarget catch data by size and species, discards, transhipments, and the potential augmentation of data for science purposes
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019
    Funded
    Objectives:
    • Obtain an order-of-magnitude estimate of shark catch for the artisanal fleet. 
    • Design and test sampling protocols for estimating shark species and size composition for the industrial fleet.
    01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Conduct Phase 1 (1st year) of a long-term sampling program of shark catches by
    artisanal fisheries in Central America, using sampling methods and logistics developed
    under the extended FAO-GEF project.
    01 Mar 2022 - 01 Mar 2023
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Evaluate the suitability of different technologies to remotely and electronically identify FADs
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2021
    Funded
    Objectives:
    A proof-of-concept study to evaluate the types of data that can be reliably collected by electronic monitoring (EM) on Class 1-5 purse-seine vessels.
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