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Help Dan Study the Bluefin Tuna Fishery in Spain
$790 raised
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For those who do not know, I have been raised as an avid fisherman and am truly passionate for the sea and its creatures. I am conducting research on the highly endangered Bluefin Tuna in Spain this Summer. Read my "story" below to learn more...
For those who do not know, I have been raised as an avid fisherman and am truly passionate for the sea and its creatures. As part of my senior thesis project, and personal interest, I have received a very prestigious university grant to study the highly endangered Bluefin Tuna off the coast of Spain this summer. I will be working with the Head of the Mediterranean Fisheries Programme, Dr. Sergi Tudela, at the World Wildlife Fund in Barcelona and traveling the country for about 8 weeks. I will visit, interview, and film the fisherman of this great species, who greatly suffer from the quandary of overfishing. I will also view/experience an age old ritual the "almadraba". My project will be presented at the University of New Hampshire IROP Symposium my senior year. I will be making a short documentary film from my entire experience. Essentially surveying 3 different coastal regions of Spain, with different methods of fishing, and the effects of overfishing on these communities. I will be filming everything. This is an opportunity of a life time and will open many career options for me. This grant, although helpful, will not allow me to achieve this endeavor in its entirety. The euro conversion-rate, and price of airfare really dents the grant money I have received. I still must raise money for a GoPro camera, train travel, lodging, etc. This endeavor represents helpful stewardship for an incredible species by raising awareness. Please help me before I leave at the end of May. Every extra dollar I raise helps. Thank you everyone who has supported me thus far.
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