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Lynker Awarded USDA Grant Climate Smart Commodities!

Lynker is thrilled to have just been awarded a Climate Smart Commodities grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture! The grant, which has a $40 million ceiling, will fight climate change and rebuild health, resilience, and abundance in agricultural landscapes and communities throughout Hawai’i, and aligns well with Lynker’s island conservation and sustainability focus area. The Hawai’i Climate Smart Commodities initiative is a portfolio approach of numerous projects to equitably scale the agriculture sector.

Lynker Awarded NOAA NMFS AFSC Larval Fish Illustrations!

We are proud to announce that Lynker’s Ashlee Overdick will continue to support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). We are grateful to NMFS for their continued faith in Lynker. Ashlee provides the NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center with important accurate and high-quality ink illustrations of fish eggs and larvae for scientific use in publications and presentations, and for verification of samples. Great work Ashlee!

Lynker Awarded NOAA Fisheries Southeast Asia Fisheries Management!

We are proud to announce a recent award with NOAA Fisheries to develop fisheries management capacity in Southeast Asia. This project will help protect biodiversity, reduce poverty, build in‐country institutional and scientific capacity, and combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

Lynker Awarded U.S. Pacific Pelagic Longline Fishery Support!

The Lynker team has been hard at work! We are excited to announce a recent award to develop an economic assessment and associated information to support the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council’s efforts to manage the U.S. Pacific Pelagic Longline Fishery.

Lynker’s Jennifer Schultes First Female PIROP Observer to Reach 1,000 Days at Sea!

Lynker’s Jennifer Schultes is the first female observer in the history of NOAA’s Pacific Islands Region Observer Program to reach more than 1,000 sea days! We are proud of you for this amazing accomplishment, Jennifer!

Lynker Awarded NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Research Support!

Lynker is excited to have been awarded NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service’s Auke Creek Research & Little Port Walter Field Research.  Our support will include fieldwork on vessel surveys and research field stations as well as data analysis and summarization for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories.

Lynker Awarded Louisiana Sea Grant Better Bycatch Reduction Program!

Lynker is pleased to announce our award, in partnership with Royal Engineers and Consultants, LLC, to administer Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) participation contracts for the Better Bycatch Reduction Program. LSG is working with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify and promote certified bycatch reduction devices (BRDs –“bird”) for use in the shrimp trawl industry. Lynker will liaise and provide logistics management for shrimp vessels during gear trials of the new technology across the US Gulf of Mexico. With this award Lynker has been recognized as an expert in fishing industry practices, regulations, and culture, with deep connections to fishing communities.

Lynker’s Dr. Erica Towle Presents at Monaco Ocean Week!

Lynker’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Coordinator, Dr. Erica K. Towle, participated in Monaco Ocean Week 2022 #MOW22 recently and presented the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) report. This report was released last October 2021 virtually, but had not yet been released in person. Lynker is very proud of your work Dr. Towle!

Lynker Involved in Colorado Water Conservation Board Grant!

The Colorado Water Conservation Board just voted to approve a grant to promote the expansion of aerial lidar measurements of snowpack across Colorado. Lynker has been deeply involved in this process in education, stakeholder coordination and project planning. Our Boulder team is excited to promote this bleeding edge technology that will serve Colorado well in this uncertain climate.

Photo Credit: Water Education Colorado

Lynker Providing Support to the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council!

Lynker is proud to announce the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council has selected us to provide staff recruitment assistance and for long-term contractor support regarding fishery management decisions, gathering pertinent literature and data for the impact analyses, developing options papers and amendment documents with associated Environmental Assessment (EA)s, and developing the 2021 Archipelagic (American Samoa, Marianas, Hawaii, and Pacific Remote Island Area) and Pelagic (domestic and international) Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Reports. Mr. Thomas Remington is our key resource supporting this work and we welcome him to the Lynker family!