Across the world, limitations in capacity and data often hinder sustainable management in coastal fisheries. Effective capacity building programs to support these fisheries in developing sustainable fisheries management plans can present a way forward, yet challenges exist due to the diverse sets of skills and knowledge needed to develop all components of science-based, practical, and implementable plans. There is also a challenge in identifying applied training methods that best support fishery scientists and managers who are adult learners with time constraints. We invite participants and attendees to contribute their experiences, lessons, and challenges in either leading, participating in, or designing applied capacity building activities related to fisheries science and management. We are particularly interested in alternative training formats, such as facilitated activities or applied lessons that achieve tangible results. Although a focus will be placed on the data-limited realm, contributions from more data-rich contexts are welcome.


Serena Lomonico, The Nature Conservancy, [email protected]
Dawn Dougherty, The Nature Conservancy
Jason Cope, NOAA Fisheries
Dowling Natalie, CSIRO
Nicolas Gutierrez, FAO

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