The arena of fisheries and ocean management is becoming ever more complex with the inclusion of broader objectives, more stringent legislative targets and increased competition for marine space. Under these circumstances, the amalgamation of the fishers’s experiential knowledge of marine ecosystems and the knowledge scientists have gained by data analysis and experimentation makes collaboration between fishing industry and science partners particularly valuable. Alliances are forming between agency, industry and management experts to improve the efficiency and utility of data collection, to jointly frame research hypotheses and to carry out pilot implementation trials.
The presentation was held at ICES Annual Science Conference 2015.
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