Fishery-dependent data is used to inform fisheries managers and stock assessments across the globe; however, the types of data collected and the structure of monitoring programs is diverse and best practices for incorporating these data into stock assessments is a topic of broad interest and discussion. In particular, the expansion of electronic monitoring (EM) creates challenges for incorporating data from both observer and EM data streams in stock assessments. This session will focus on optimizing the incorporation of EM data with observer data in stock assessments. Through a mix of formal research presentations, breakout groups, and expert panel discussions, this session will explore how to effectively integrate multiple data types into stock assessment processes and other analyses to support management.
Mark Grant, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, [email protected]
Jennifer Cahalan, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission