Congratulations to Nereus research fellow Guillermo Ortuño Crespo (Duke University, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab) who recently won the runner-up prize for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) Award in Seafood Sustainability, which includes $10,000. His winning proposal was “Dynamic Habitat Predictions of Two Bycaught Oceanic Shark Species”, in which he looks at the dynamic habitats for ocean whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) and silky sharks (C. falciformis) in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) region. In his proposal, he devised ways to better predict where shark bycatch by fishermen would most likely occur. The criteria for the prize came from a panel of judges that looked at originality, conservation impact, impact on skipjack tuna catches, the degree to which it has been tested, feasibility to implement industry-wide, and cost effectiveness.


Guillermo Ortuño Crespo (Duke University)

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