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BSc | University of the Fraser Valley (Canada)
MSc | James Cook University
Katelyn is originally from Vancouver, Canada and has called Townsville home for the last 4 years. She initially came to Townsville to complete her undergrad in marine science and will be continuing her education with gaining her masters by research starting in 2021. Her research project is to look into finding a better way to fish in the commercial net fisheries. In doing so, bycatch of sharks, turtles and dugongs will be decreased.
Katelyn's most recent projects included:
Creating a shark and ray checklist for the Shark Search Indo-Pacific project for The Republic of Palau along with Fiji
A scientific review of the impacts of deep-sea mining
Better Way to Fish Project which will hopefully reduce bycatch of sharks, turtles and dugongs in commercial net fisheries