Based on the previous device trials (PARADEP 3.1) which took place in December 2020, the requested changes were applied to the case. As a result, a new design for the carabiner was tested: it is now a circular snap hook, instead of the previous rectangular one. However, the general design of the case has not
03/10/2020: The PARADEP project was presented at the Lycée de la Mer, Sète. Auriane and Njaratiana presented some results about depredation impacts in the Indian Ocean, how fishermen cope with that issue and what is currently done to mitigate it. The presentation mainly focused on the PARADEP actions.
The second depredation mitigation device trials were carried out on February 25 and 26, 2020. Those new prototypes include some of the changes identified at the end of the previous trials. Among those modifications, monofilament gill net and ramie were used instead of the linen fabric, the mobile part and the triggering system were improved,
PARADEP was presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference held in Barcelona in December 2019 (https://www.wmmconference.org/). This year, this symposium was jointly organized by the Society of Marine Mammalogy and the European Cetacean Society. This international conference aims at bringing together scientists, students, policy-makers and managers whose work focus on marine mammal science and conservation.
The first depredation mitigation device trials were carried out off Sète, south of France, on August 02 and 07, 2019. Researchers and engineers from IRD, IFREMER and SATIM were involved in those trials, which took place onboard an IFREMER research vessel. This survey aimed at assessing the behaviour of
13-14/06/2019 : Shooting of a documentary about the conception of the depredation mitigation device During a work meeting with the SATIM team (Niort, France) in charge of the device conception, Luc MARKIW (IRD Images) recorded the different steps of the prototype machining. He also interviewed some of the actors involved
06/10/2019: Preliminary acoustic survey onboard a commercial pelagic longliner Marc SORIA, acoustical engineer involved in the PARADEP project, will be onboard the Vétyver 6 (ENEZ DU fishing company) during a commercial fishing trip which will last 15 days. He will deploy several hydrophones, accelerometers and cameras along the longline, in order to record acoustic signals