Together with BIOTICA we are on a mission to document the incidental fishing of threatened marine species in Ecuador. Using on-board observers, we can collect real data on fisheries interactions. These data will be used to understand the current situation at sea and to make the case for our work to implement fishing gear modifications to decrease the bycatch of endangered species.
This program utilizes passionate student and fishermen volunteers willing to spend their time documenting bycatch events on the high seas. This work would simply not be possible without them!