Bridging the Gap

This month, we bring news from two international GAP2 exchanges, with updates on seabird by-catch mitigation from California, and sustainable angling in Canada. We also share a great piece on participatory research by GAP2 Coordinator Steven Mackinson published in the most recent ICES Insight Magazine, and the publication of a new report on the UK-France Channel scallop fishery.
Rex and Rory enjoying GAP2 exchange!Seabird Bycatch Mitigation, Orcas & BeerBack and brimming with ideas, Birdlife International's Rory Crawford reflects on his hopes and learnings during a visit to Puget Sound, with Filey Bay fisherman Rex Harrison.
ICES Insight Magazine. Number 51 (2014) (c)ICESInsight into GAP2 for ICESWriting for ICES Insight magazine, GAP2 coordinator Dr Steven Mackinson talks about the project's collaborative methods and what it's aims are for the future.
Solar panels and sustainable salmon fishingPioneering Pontoons in Puget SoundGAP2 Comms Officer, Katrina Borrow, writes about her experiences on GAP2 exchange - learning about bird bycatch in the Puget Sound salmon fishery, WA
Our fishing guide John Anderson, trying to avoid getting caught by OlofLaurentian Lessons on Sustainable AnglingHenrik Schrieber blogs about his recent trip to the North-American Laurentian Great Lakes on the latest of many GAP2 exchanges.
Roadmap for Channel Collaboration published by GAP2

In April this year, GAP2 ran a pioneering, two-day collaborative workshop in Brixham, Devon. The workshop, based around the issue of long-term profitability and sustainability in the valuable Channel scallop fishery, brought together fishers from both sides of these rich waters, with representatives from across the UK and France. To lay the foundation for this on-going work-stream, we are now pleased to publish the official report from the Brixham workshop, outlining successes, challenges, and next steps.

Coming Soon
Be sure to look our website and twitter (@GAP2_project and #GAP2exchange), and stay up to date with the new 2014/2015 GAP2 exchange projects happening across the globe. Also, keep an eye out for information about the International Symposium happening in February, 2015, in Barcelona!

Until next time,

The Gap2 team