About The Author

Maryann graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc. During her Master of Marine Management degree, Maryann pursued her interests learning how solutions are developed using both scientific and socioecological data. In the summer of 2015, Maryann undertook an internship with Watershed Watch Salmon Society and collaborated with the University of British Columbia's Pacific Salmon Conservation and Ecology lab on a project examining the handling methods of incidentally caught chum salmon in the pink salmon purse seining fishery on BC's North coast.

Handle With Care: Research To Improve Bycatch Survival Through Better Handling

Published by Katrina Cook and Maryann Watson Department of Forest Sciences and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia, and Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University These findings are described in the article entitled Experimental capture and handling of chum salmon reveal thresholds in injury, impairment, and physiology: Best practices to improve bycatch survival in a purse