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Whale conservation and management research attracts world attention

Published May 27, 2024

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The National Institute of Fisheries Science in Korea is being recognized internationally for its efforts to protect whales. The institution presented its research findings at the 69th International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee in Slovenia and received praise for its work on cetacean conservation and management. The research includes findings on the effectiveness of a cetacean escape device in reducing bycatch, with over three years of monitoring showing no cetacean bycatch. The institute also introduced a device to reduce marine mammal bycatch in traps and gill nets. These findings were included in the Science Committee's final report, showcasing Korea as a leader in marine mammal protection.
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The efforts made by the National Institute of Fisheries Science to protect Korea's whales are receiving great attention from the international community. The Aquarium participated as a representative of Korea at the 69th International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee (IWC) held in Bled, Slovenia in early May, presented various research results conducted for the protection and management of cetaceans, and received great praise from other participating countries. It was announced on the 21st. IWC is an international organization that collects and analyzes scientific information for the conservation and management of cetaceans and is comprised of a total of 16 subcommittees. At various subcommittees of the Science Committee, the Aquarium introduced research for the conservation of cetaceans in Korea, such as cetacean resource evaluation, population status, bycatch and unnatural death, and development of cetacean bycatch reduction devices, and discussed the current status of ...
Source: Fisheco
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