NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension Helping Fishermen Adapt Through Innovative GEARNET Program
A floating cod pot serves as a backdrop for a reflection on the 'GEARNET experience'
Erik Chapman and Gabby Bradt, Fisheries Extension Specialists at NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension are working with regional fishermen, fisheries scientists, net manufacturers and managers to help fishermen develop gear that improves their bottom-line and protects the marine ecosystem. Surrounded by gear and project results posters from GEARNET projects, around 30 attendees gathered last weekend with GEARNET project leaders at the Maine Fishermen's Forum to hear an overview of results from the 35 GEARNET projects that have been developed since 2010. Details on gillnet results were also presented followed by a discussion on lessons-learned and overall contribution of the project more broadly to efforts to improve and support the fishing industry's capacity to adapt to a changing world.....read more at: http://www.gearnet.org/blog.html