Join Michael as he explains that despite these challenges, he has an optimistic view due to new technologies being developed for ropeless fishing and the acoustic tracking of whale migrations that make a dramatic difference. And he looks ahead with hope as our growing understanding of these extraordinary creatures fuels an ever-stronger drive for change.
Michael Moore is a veterinary scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has studied the effects of trauma from the shipping and fishing industries on North Atlantic right whale (NARW) survival and welfare. He is currently assessing NARW health using aerial photogrammetry and working with a group of stakeholders to establish buoyless ‘On Demand’ fishing systems as a viable tool to remove line from the water column.