SFP’s Protecting Ocean Wildlife explored the latest gear innovations and bycatch solutions for addressing fisheries interactions with endangered, threatened, and protected species. This was a unique opportunity for retailers and suppliers to connect with experts in this space and learn more about the latest technologies and initiatives. Exhibits  featured best-practice methods implemented in FIPs and by other organizations, including EdgeTech, Smelts, Ashored Inc., Hookpod, International Seafood Sustainability Forum (ISSF), and Birdlife International. 

The Open House took place in the Burroughs meeting room (Harbor Wing, Mezzanine Level) at the Westin Boston Seaport District Hotel on Monday, March 14, from 10:30 am-12:00 pm. For more on the event, please see the Seafood Expo North America 2022 page here.

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Buyers from Publix Super Markets learning about ropeless crab and lobster traps from a representative of EdgeTech.