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Ecuadorian artisanal fleets produce some of the highest rates of endangered species fisheries bycatch in the East Pacific. Ecuador accounts for approximately 40,000 turtles accidentally caught in the Southeast Pacific. This innovation project, led by Mare Nostrum and The Leatherback Project, is testing the effectiveness of Bycatch Reduction Technologies (BRT) in the nearshore gillnet fishery using a three-pronged approach: (1) community workshops; (2) a human-centered design; and (3) scientific trials of LED light devices and electromagnetic devices to reduce shark and turtle bycatch.