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Right Whale Research Program (2005) – 2 Funded Projects

Project Title

Funding Received

Project Summary

Final Report

Whale Entanglement Abrasion System

$36,370

Examine whale skin compliance as it relates to the abrasiveness of entangling gear.

Whale Entanglement Abrasion Assessment Final Report.

Acoustically Released Pop-up Buoy Evaluation

$124,000

Test the feasibility of using acoustically released pop-up buoys for the reduction of vertical lines in the water column by conducting a small-scale demonstration project cooperatively with three commercial fishermen.

Use of Pop-up Buoys in Fixed Gear Commercial Fisheries: A Demonstration.