The Consortium meets annually in an international gathering of fishermen and scientists interested in creating realistic and effective wildlife bycatch solutions. Participants share research findings and encourage innovation in bycatch reduction research. Past meetings have included papers or presentations on invertebrate bycatch, sea turtle interactions with fishing gear and the use of pingers to reduce dolphin and porpoise bycatch in gillnets.

The New England Aquarium hosts the Consortium’s annual meeting. For more information, please contact: Timothy Werner, Senior Scientist and Consortium Director (

Highlights, presentations and publications from past meetings