OMF Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group gives webinar

The OMF Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group gave a webinar on August 15, 2018, to share the aims and planned outputs of our working group. In this webinar, working group co-chairs, Dr. Andre Punt and Dr. Tessa Francis, and colleague Dr. Margaret Siple described the working group charge, outlined the projects and products that will […]

Upcoming Webinar August 15- Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group

For a deeper dive into the OMF working group, tune into our webinar on August 15, 1:00 PM Pacific time/4:00 PM Eastern time. Here, OMF co-chairs, Dr. Andre Punt and Dr. Tessa Francis, and colleague Dr. Margaret Siple will describe the working group charge, outline the projects and products that will be developed by the working […]

OMF Marine Mammal Bycatch Working Group – Meeting 1 Summary

The Ocean Modeling Forum’s Marine Mammal Bycatch working group is underway! In May, we convened the first of four meetings where working group members, experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and several observers gathered to develop scientific tools that can support nations as they work to comply with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Protection […]

Sardine working group publishes MICE model paper

A model of intermediate complexity for ecosystems (MICE) has been developed by André Punt and co-authors as part of the OMF’s Pacific sardine working group. The MICE model is an additional tool for exploring the ecosystem impacts of the Pacific sardine harvest control rule, and particularly the impacts on brown pelicans and California sea lions. The […]

Proceedings from Pacific Herring Summit Available

The proceedings from the Pacific Herring Summit held in June 2015 are now available. The Herring Summit launched the OMF’s working group on Pacific herring, and resulted in a conceptual model of the herring social-ecological system that was co-developed by the attendees, which included representatives of B.C. First Nations and U.S. Tribes, federal and state/provincial agencies, universities, […]

Herring Summit brings over 100 attendees, from California to Alaska

The Ocean Modeling Forum’s Herring Summit, in collaboration with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, was held June 8-10, 2015, at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia. Over 115 people from along the west coast of North America attended the Summit, including representatives from at least 14 First Nations/Tribes; 5 federal, state and provincial […]

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