World Wildlife Fund
The Fundís Smart Gear Competition seeks to identify innovative fishing gear that reduces marine bycatch Ė the accidental catch and related deaths of marine mammals, birds, sea turtles, and non-target fish species in fishing gear such as nets and longlines. The competition is open to entrants from any background including fishermen, professional gear manufacturers, teachers, students, engineers, scientists, and backyard inventors. The international competition will award a $25,000 grand prize and two $5,000 runner-up prizes to the designs judged to be most practical, cost-effective methods to reducing the bycatch of any species. An online entry form is available.
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