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Old 12-05-2005, 09:10 PM
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Default $25,000 Prize Offered for Gear that Reduces Bycatch

$25,000 Prize Offered for Gear that Reduces Bycatch

NOAA Fisheries Service has joined the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other partners to launch the second International Smart Gear Competition. This contest seeks innovative fishing gear that reduces bycatch of marine mammals, birds, sea turtles and non-target fish species. This unique collaboration among conservationists, fishermen and scientists is designed to inspire new technologies for more sustainable fishing.

The international competition will award a $25,000 grand prize and two
$5,000 runner-up prizes to the designs judged to be the most practical, cost-effective methods for reducing bycatch of any species. The competition is open to eligible entrants from any background - including fishermen, professional gear manufacturers, teachers, students, engineers, scientists and backyard inventors.

Entries are due March 15, 2006. Visit www.smartgear.org for official rules, entry form and additional information.

Please contact Rodrigo.Donadi@wwfus.org or call (202) 778-9757 with any questions.
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: $25,000 Prize Offered for Gear that Reduces Bycatch

DING DING DING I win I win::::: How about they let us catch something ??????
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: $25,000 Prize Offered for Gear that Reduces By catch

take the politics out of management,,,,give the N.J comms their quota back on striped bass,,,,and that WILL REDUCE DISCARD!!!!
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Old 12-08-2005, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: $25,000 Prize Offered for Gear that Reduces Bycatch

Marty,
I think you should submit the net they gave you from the 1st SS.c BASH!!!
That would be freakin' hilarious!!!

You could call it "The No Kill Net"!!!

Have a great one Pal!!!
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Old 12-09-2005, 06:45 AM
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Tank that net is gettin hung in my new den. As soon as Mrs Picker says the paint is dry.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:28 AM
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Marty, from the sounds of the way things are going for you comm guys, I think that net may sadly be the wave of your future!

I think you should enter it as a statement on the "status quo"!!!


Glad to hear you have a NEW den!!!
Somebody did some good pickin' this year!!!

Keep them nets full Bro'!!!
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