OceanWatch are working closely with industry associations and Australian professional fishermen to develop best practice training materials to minimise bycatch and potential interactions between commercial fisher operations and threatened, endangered and protected species (TEP).

Materials are contextualised to provide relevance specifically at a state based fishery level, assisting improved fisher awareness and adoption of best practice.
Modules comprise information that describes current bycatch and TEP species mitigation devices, best practice handling and release techniques and behaviours, and reporting requirements of potential interactions with species of concern.
This project is supported by OceanWatch Australia, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
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