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Seabird & Fishery Interactions

Oikonos is leading collaborative research to study how seabirds interact with fisheries in the North Pacific and coastal Chile.

These collaborations study where seabirds travel and overlap with fisheries and quantify the age, gender, genetic provenance, and health of the seabirds killed incidentally. This research operates from the Santa Cruz lab, with government agencies in Chile, and in colonies where seabirds are tracked.

Oikonos’ role in Chile is to provide expertise and data to support the efforts of BirdLife/ATF and Chilean government agencies (IFOP and SUBPESCA) to understand seabird mortality in Chilean fisheries and educate fishermen about seabird bycatch and mitigation methods.

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