Cooperative Research: Building Collaboration for the Future of Fisheries

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Cooperative Research Branch wants to hear from the region’s fisheries stakeholders. Your input is key to creating a strategic, forward-thinking plan.

crew looking at catch

Cooperative Research Branch Seeks Stakeholder Input

The future and sustainability of our region’s fisheries depends on collaboration. Only by cultivating meaningful partnerships to support effective research programs can we produce applicable results, including more efficient fishing gear, better data, and stronger markets.

Crew on deck, green nets and winch visible.

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Cooperative Research Branch wants to hear from the region’s fisheries stakeholders. Your input is key to creating a strategic, forward-thinking plan that outlines clear and actionable steps for building community and developing effective cooperative research projects. Thus, we are hosting a series of engagement sessions in August and September to:

  • Engage with fishing communities and fisheries stakeholders.
  • Identify and learn from the successes and shortfalls of previous research.
  • Discuss research ideas and priorities for future projects.
  • Recognize and build upon the strengths of our partners.

Engagement Session Schedule

Date Day Time Location Venue
Aug. 13 Tue 3-5 pm Portland, ME Custom House
Aug. 14 Wed 3-5 pm Gloucester, MA MA DMF
Aug. 20 Tue 3-5 pm New Bedford, MA SMAST East
Aug. 27 Tue 3-5 pm Riverhead, NY Cornell Marine Program
Aug. 28 Wed 3-5 pm Point Judith, RI Superior Trawl Conference Room
Sept. 10 Tue 6:30-8:30 pm Toms River, NJ Rutgers Extension Office
Sept. 11 Wed 3-5 pm Cape May Court House, NJ Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Sept. 24 Tue 3-5 pm Hampton, VA VSAREC

 

Engagement Session Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Purpose & Intended Outcome of Engagement Sessions
  3. Discussion: The Cooperative Research Approach
    • What are some examples of successful cooperative research?
    • What makes a cooperative research project successful?
    • What are some shortfalls associated with cooperative research?
    • How can/should cooperative research be applied?
  4. Discussion: Cooperative Research Priorities
    • What are cooperative research needs and priorities in the near term?
    • What are cooperative research needs and priorities in the long term?
    • What types of partners should be engaged?
    • What are the expected/desired outcomes?
  5. Summarize Discussions
  6. Adjourn

For more information, or to provide feedback if you are unable to attend, contact Giovanni Gianesin, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, (508) 495-2308

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Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on August 06, 2019