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CFRF International Collaborative Research Summit

  • The Village Inn and Conference Center 1 Beach St Narragansett, RI (map)

"How Members of the Commercial Fishing Industry Assist with Data Collection to Support Stock Assessments"

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and 2nd, 2013

Location: The Village Inn and Conference Center, Narragansett, RI


Presentations of case studies from fishermen and scientists from abroad:

Case Study #1: Collaborative Lobster Research, Assessment, and Management

Patty King – General Manager, Fishermen & Scientists Research Society

John Levy - Commercial Lobster Fisherman & Past President of FSRS

John Tremblay - Fisheries Scientist, Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Case Study #2: Short-lived Species Science and Management – Squid

Andreas Winter - Fisheries Scientist, Falkland Islands Fisheries Department

Michael Poole - Executive Secretary, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association

Case Study #3: Industry-based Data Collection – Norwegian Reference Fleet

Kjell Nedreaas - Head of Demersal Fish Division, Institute for Marine Research

Stig Bloe - Norwegian Fishing Industry Representative


The International Summit provides an opportunity to bring to New England scientists and fishermen from other countries who are working together collaboratively to improve the information upon which sustainable harvest levels of commercial fish species are determined. The main goals of the summit are twofold:

  1. Provide an education opportunity for summit participants to learn about successful collaborative fisheries research efforts underway in other countries; and
  2. Begin a discussion on how such methods and approaches can be applied in the New England region, with particular focus on industry involvement in data collection, timely data incorporation and analysis, and adaptive/responsive management.

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