Entries by Elizabeth Tarquin

PIROP Legend Michael Clark – 3,400 sea days and counting

Lynker’s Michael Clark is a Pacific Islands Region Observer Program (PIROP) legend, having recently completed his 3,400th sea day in May 2019 – some quick math will tell you that “Uncle Mike” has spent almost 10 years of his life on board Hawaiian longline (tuna) fishing vessels contributing to NOAA’s understanding of commercial fishing effort, […]

Lynker Helms Electronic Monitoring Success in the Pacific Longline (Tuna) Fishery

Lynker employee, Josh Tucker (pictured on the left with a member of the Teem Fish implementation team), a former NOAA Pacific Islands Region fisheries observer, has taken his hobby of building computers to the fishing industry! Lykner has teamed with NZ technology company SnapIT and Canadian marine conservation non-profit Teem Fish on a National Fish […]

Lynker’s PMNM Native Hawaiian Program voyages to National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa for cultural exchange

In early April 2019, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) Native Hawaiian Program Specialist Kalani Quiocho (pictured far right, with symposium participants) visited American Samoa to support and participate in the first every Fautasi Heritage Symposium, co-hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) and the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office, which was held […]

Lynker Makes a Big Splash at Oahu Elementary School’s Career Day

Lynker’s Observer Program Port Coordinator, Erin Emanuel, made a big splash at the Keoneula Elementary School Career Day, held May 10, 2019. Erin was one of 30 guest speakers sharing what they do with over 170 third graders (including Erin’s twins) and hosting tables and demonstrations in the cafeteria. Erin’s talk and table focused on […]

Hydrophone Retrieval for the Hawaiian Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

HIHWNMS Research Specialist Eden Zang (contractor with Lynker Technologies) and UH Manoa recovered three acoustic recorders in the waters off Maui and Kauai. The recorders had been deployed since November/December 2018. These passive acoustic recorder packages were deployed in order to study the presence and distribution of humpback whales in sanctuary waters. Great work Eden!

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force – Translating Resilience-based Management from Theory to Practice in Hawaii

Lynker is at the forefront of helping local marine coastal managers understand how to apply resilience-building tools to better predict coral reef health, climate change impacts, and bleaching events. These invaluable inputs will enable managers to improve methods for protecting herbivorous fishes through herbivore management areas – and how they could repurpose and/or refine existing management strategies […]

Lynker Awarded First Two ProTech Fisheries Domain Task Orders

Lynker is the awardee of the first two task orders under the ProTech Fisheries Domain vehicle. Lynker will support multiple requirements for NMFS Sustainable Fisheries, Division, and Protected Species Division, and West Coast Region under these new awards, valued at approximately $9 million over 5 years. Lynker is proud to serve NOAA Fisheries and excited […]

Lynker Awarded NOAA Office for Coastal Management Contract

Lynker is proud to have launched on March 1, 2019, a new contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM). Under this wide-ranging contract, Lynker is supporting NOAA’s efforts to provide products and services in four principal areas of marine and coastal conservation: Federal and state combined coastal management […]

Lynker Observers in Action – Oikonos Research in Seabird Bycatch Mitigation

Lynker’s Pacific Islands Region Observer Program (PIROP) is a direct contributor to the success of a multi-year program to reduce seabird bycatch in the Pacific. For the past decade, PIROP has played an instrumental role in collecting data and specimens on seabird interactions in Hawaii, the Greater Pacific, and off the coasts of Central and […]

Lynker Supports National Marine Mammal Foundation Outreach

Lynker’s Elise Kohli serves as the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF’s) Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, assisting in marine science education programs that reach K-12 students throughout the San Diego metro area. One program of particular note is Animal Helpers, which is a collaboration between NMMF and Girl Scouts San Diego. The objective of Animal Helpers is […]