Annual Meeting

The Ropeless Consortium meeting will be from 8:30am to 5:00pm November 6, 2018 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford MA and will include presentations on available ropeless fishing products, prototypes in development, and testing results from this year, as well as discussion of progress overcoming regulatory challenges, fisheries outreach, establishing experimental fisheries, and funding opportunities and challenges.

There is no fee to attend the meeting, however, registration is required and closes October 26, 2018 or when room capacity is met. Given the nature of the meeting, we expect to reach capacity well before October 26th. The agenda will be drafted with both invited and submitted talks. Those wishing to present should submit abstracts via the link below no later than September 1, 2018.

The Ropeless Meeting will be held the day before the Annual North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Meeting (separate registration required). Hotel rooms have been blocked at nearby hotels for both meetings.