Dr. Peter Dutton of renowned scientific career, comes to Chile to participate at the 12th meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Inter-american Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (CIT) to be performed in Viña del Mar between October 27 of 2015.
On the morning of Friday, in units of the Instituto de Fomento Pesquero a working meeting was held between the expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) and the team of researchers from the monitoring program highly migratory.
In the activity Dr. Dutton stressed “to advance knowledge in highly migratory species is important to have international data so as to achieve significant advances in terms of there the importance of the work as a whole and IFOP and collaborative between the NOAA in topics of training professionals both in Chile and in the United States, in research, in sampling and in genetics of marine turtles”.
The objective of the technical meeting with IFOP, is to give continuity to the agreements set out in the convention of fisheries cooperation under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Sernapesca and the National Marine Fisheries Service of the United States (NMFS). Among the topics to be addressed at this meeting include the advice to follow project highly migratory resources in terms of incidental capture of sea turtles and the elaboration of the National Plan of Action.
Dr. Peter H. Dutton is the leader of the Genetics program for Marine Turtles of the NOAA and chairman of the ad hoc group of Genetics of the Group of Specialists of Marine Turtles of the UICN. For many years, Dr. Dutton collaborated with IFOP on the issue of incidental catch of sea turtles.