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Technology and Big Data Have the Answer ","description":"TNC is leading the way on applying technology to protect ocean health in the digital age.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-priorities/provide-food-and-water-sustainably/food-and-water-stories/fisheries-big-data/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"left-top","mobileImageCrop":"left-top","pageImageAlt":"Citizen scientist uses TNC’s web application to collect data that could help inform stock assessments and management.","articleDate":"Jan 02, 2020","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Initiative","geoLocationTag":["California","United States"],"topicTag":["ocean conservation","conservation work","sustainable fisheries","fisheries","data-limited fisheries"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["California","United States"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/united-states/california","tnc:business-group/united-states"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.01","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.01","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.00375","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.00375","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.005","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.00375","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/6DavidHillsPhotography_hills20160813-abfest-0914.jpg?crop=0,0,2403,1802&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.501875"}},{"title":"New Fishing Gear Could Make the Sea Safer for Endangered Wildlife","description":"Americans eat more swordfish than any country in the world, but swordfish fishing gear can have high rates of bycatch, meaning that it catches sensitive species like sea turtles accidentally. 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