SMELTS™ Events

Educating and training on our technology and mission is an important job for us. Please take a look at some of the exclusive events we have been proud to take part in.

December 2019

Rich and Kevin attended the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona December 9-13, 2019. While there they made valuable international connections, had lots of interest in their work, and presented a poster to the attendees..

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November 2019

SMELTS™ was invited to speak at the 2019 Ropeless Consortium. The meeting coincides with the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Meeting taking place on November 14-15 at the same location. To see the poster click Learn More.

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October 2017

Richard and Daniel presented at the Society Marine Mammalogy in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Crab Raft.

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February 2018

Richard was invited to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to present SMELTS™ Line-Less fishing technology and join a consortium to develop solutions with fishermen, regulatory agencies, scientists, engineers, marine biologists, and funding experts. Learn more at

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March 2018

Richard presented at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California. His presentation included examining the functional utility of Line-Less fishing.


April 2018

Richard was invited to The International Whaling Commission correspondence group for IWC Bycatch Mitigation Initiative. Richard will be involved in the initiative with the following duties: commenting on near final drafts, providing guidance on specific topics.

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May 2018

Richard completed Hazing training with Island Oil Spill Association (IOSA) using Oikomi pipes. This new training is for marine mammal responders to deter killer whales and other marine mammals out of oil spill areas.

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October 2018

Richard completed the first NMFS 24 hour HAZWOPER(Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) training presented by the UC Davis wildlife health center at NOAA west coast headquarters.

November 2018

Richard presented at the Ropeless Consortium meeting at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, presenting the current status of SMELTS™ development of its line free bottom set fishing gear.

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