Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation to Host International Collaborative Research Summit

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

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) will host an International Collaborative Research Summit on October 1st and 2nd in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Find additional information about the summit below or on the CFRF website.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. 


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. 

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